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Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery in Carrollton, TX

The shoulder is a ball-and-socket system that consists of the humerus (upper arm bone), scapula (shoulder blade) and clavicle (collarbone.) These bones are connected by tendons and covered with articular cartilage which helps separate the bones and allows them to move more easily. In patients with severe shoulder pain and limited range of motion, medication and physical therapy is recommended as a first step. If these treatments don’t provide relief or improve the patient’s range of motion, shoulder replacement surgery may be recommended.

Board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. LD Jennings is highly trained in performing total shoulder replacement surgery. Dr. Jennings will take the time to fully explain the procedure and answer any questions you may have. Call (972) 394-0118 to request an appointment at our orthopedic office in Carrollton, TX.

Total Shoulder Replacement

A total shoulder replacement is performed on patients who have an extensive amount of damage to their articular cartilage. This procedure removes the damage cartilage and replaces it with durable prosthetic parts. This procedure is performed in 3 steps:

  • The humerus head is removed and replaced: once the “ball” section of the upper arm bone is removed, a metal stem is attached.
  • A round metal ball is attached to the metal stem: a smooth metal ball is placed on top of the newly inserted metal stem.
  • Cartilage is removed from the arm socket: the damaged cartilage is removed from the socket and replaced by a smooth artificial socket.

Schedule a Consultation for Total Shoulder Replacement in Carrollton, TX

If you have suffered from a shoulder injury and suspect that you are in need of total shoulder replacement, contact Dr. Jennings at (972) 394-0118 and schedule an appointment today! He will provide you with a comprehensive diagnosis and help discover if total replacement surgery is right for you!

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