Living with chronic shoulder pain can make performing simple daily activities difficult. Thankfully, there is a wide array of specialized treatment options available at Tampa General Hospital. Our board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons and physicians have completed extensive training to become orthopaedic specialists and utilize leading-edge medical technologies to better diagnose and treat shoulder pain.
Our treatment options include:
Shoulder replacement – this procedure involves the removal of worn or damaged sections of the shoulder joint, followed by the placement of artificial joint components, known as prostheses. Though they are complex, shoulder joint replacement surgeries produce successful results in the great majority of cases.
Reverse shoulder replacement - having conventional shoulder replacement surgery performed can allow individuals with severe shoulder pain and dysfunction to live more comfortably. Similarly, reverse shoulder surgery provides relief for patients with cuff tear arthropathy – a type of shoulder arthritis marked by a severely torn and irreparable rotator cuff.
Shoulder revision - revision surgery is sometimes necessary because an artificial joint component has become loose, dislocated, worn, or infected. In other cases, complications from the initial surgery or improper healing have caused uncomfortable symptoms, like shoulder stiffness, weakness, and instability. Individuals who are experiencing discomfort or decreased range of motion after a shoulder replacement may want to consult with an orthopaedic specialist, who can help determine if an additional surgery to correct the underlying issue is the best course of treatment.