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Shoulder Revision Surgery is performed at Tampa General Hospital

About 53,000 shoulder joint replacement surgeries are performed in the United States each year, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 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. However, should the surgery fail to reduce shoulder discomfort and improve function, shoulder revision surgery may be an option.

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 orthopedic specialist, who can help determine if an additional surgery to correct the underlying issue is the best course of treatment.US News America's Best Hospitals Orthopedics Award

Shoulder revision surgery is available at Tampa General Hospital, named one of the Nation's Best Hospitals for Orthopedics (ranked in the top 25) and Highest Ranked in Florida for Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report for 2021-22. The board-certified orthopedic surgeons within TGH’s Joint Center perform a high volume of complex orthopedic procedures each year, including shoulder surgeries that restore mobility and comfort. Additionally, there are many reasons why TGH is an excellent choice for shoulder revision surgery:

  • TGH patients are cared for by multidisciplinary teams of physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, occupational therapists, and home care coordinators.
  • TGH’s Joint Center is equipped with leading-edge medical technology and a physical therapy gym for the convenience and well-being of our patients.
  • Our shoulder replacement program, like our hip and knee replacement programs, has earned certification from The Joint Commission – a testament to our high standard of care.

If you are still experiencing problems after a shoulder replacement surgery and would like to speak with an experienced orthopedic surgeon regarding your options, use our online PhysicianFinder or call 1-800-822-DOCS (3627) to receive a referral to our orthopedics program.