Shoulder Implants

Shoulder Arthroplasty is a procedure where damaged parts of the shoulder are removed and replaced with artificial components (implants/prosthesis). The shoulder joint is a ball and socket configuration. Surgical treatment options for joint replacement include replacing the head of the humerus bone (ball) or replacing both the ball and the socket (glenoid). This document provides an overview of shoulder surgery, the devices used, guidelines and clinical evidence.

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