Shoulder Joint Replacement in Houston, TX

The shoulder is a highly movable ball and socket joint that allows the movement of your arms. If this joint becomes inflamed or the cartilage covering the bones is damaged, it can cause severe pain and stiffness. Dr. Michael C. Cusick and his orthopedic team perform total shoulder joint replacement in Houston, TX, that can relieve your painful symptoms and restore the maximum functioning of your joint.

(713) 794-3599

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Indications for Shoulder Joint Replacement

The main purpose of shoulder replacement surgery is to relieve pain and discomfort that can occur because of damage to the shoulder joint. Conditions that contribute to joint damage include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Fractures
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Joint wear and tear
  • Osteonecrosis

Apart from being painful, these conditions can restrict the movement of your shoulder joints, which can impact your daily routine. Consult with our Houston, TX, specialists to learn if you can benefit from shoulder joint replacement.

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Procedure for Shoulder Joint Replacement in Houston, TX

The surgery for total shoulder replacement is usually carried out under general anesthesia. Our orthopedic surgeon will make an incision over the affected shoulder and separate the underlying muscles to reveal the shoulder joint. The procedure can be an open surgery or minimally invasive (using a tiny arthroscope).

Since the shoulder is a type of ball and socket joint, we will replace it with prosthetic components that mimic this design. The damaged head of the humerus (the upper arm bone) is cut and replaced with a metal ball with a stem.

The next part is the replacement of the arthritic or damaged socket with a plastic cup. In certain cases, it may not be necessary if your natural socket and the rotator cuff tendons are intact. The overall procedure may last for 3 hours.

Recovery After Surgery

Soon after the surgery, you will rest in the recovery area for some time. Your shoulder will be in an immobilizer, so avoid moving it during this period. Once we deem that you are fine with going home, we will provide aftercare instructions and prescribe medications.

Take your medications as directed to manage pain and prevent the risk of infection after surgery. We also recommend physiotherapy after surgery to strengthen your joint and facilitate proper movement. You will be able to return to routine tasks within 2 to 6 weeks after surgery.

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Patient Reviews

If this surgery is a little frightening, I understand. I interviewed doctors until I was satisfied that the one I chose was right for me. The pain and restriction of movement in my left shoulder was debilitating. Dr. Michael Cusick is totally committed to his trade. Complete total reverse shoulder replacement.

Kyle Powell

Don't get me wrong there was hiccups and waiting to have surgery seemed like forever but Dr. Cusick, his office staff and the hospital staff especially has been amazing. They went above and beyond to get my surgery approved so we wouldn't have to put it off longer. Dr. Cusick keeps a positive outlook even at times...

Kathy Zenker

Excellent surgeon. Great bedside manner. Had difficulty getting insurance paperwork filled out by office staff. Dr Cusick is awesome.

Gary Sevy

Book An Appointment

If you are in need of shoulder joint replacement, visit our Houston, TX, facility today. Call us at (713) 794-3599 to book a consultation with our orthopedic surgeon.

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