Total Shoulder Replacements

Learn About Shoulder Replacement Surgery

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Total Shoulder Replacement is a surgical procedure that removes osteoarthritic bone and replaces it with metal and plastic components. These components mimic the anatomy and function of a healthy shoulder so that you can return to activities without the pain caused by arthritis. Total shoulder replacement is very effective at restoring range of motion and improving quality of life. The procedure may be performed on an outpatient basis, although most times an overnight hospital stay is necessary. 

The Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates have performed thousands of Total Shoulder Replacements and are experts of this procedure.

About Shoulder Replacement Surgery

At Olympia Orthopaedic Associates, a Total Shoulder Replacement can be performed either as an outpatient or an inpatient procedure based on what you and your OOA expert feel are best for you. 

During the procedure: 

  1. Incision. An incision is made on the front of the shoulder. Modern surgical techniques and new total shoulder components allow surgeons to make much smaller incisions.
  2. Bone removal. Osteoarthritic bone is removed and prepared for implants.
  3. Implants. Metal and plastic implants are perfectly positioned and then cemented in place.
  4. Closure. The incision is carefully closed and sterilely dressed. 

Physical therapy is an important part of recovery as it helps improve stability in the shoulder as well as increase range of motion.

Making An Appointment!

The Shoulder Replacement Specialists at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates are Fellowship Trained and Board Certified. If you are ready to discuss Shoulder Replacement surgery, contact one of our specialists.

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Recent Patient Testimonials

“Dr. Wood was personable and professional. Answered all my questions and addressed any concerns I had prior to surgery. I felt both PA’s who work with Dr. Wood were helpful and knowledgeable. Olympia Orthopaedics is easier to deal with and I felt less corporate/assembly line. I would use Dr. Wood for my other hip replacement.”

Sandra M.

Treated by: P. Brodie Wood, MD

“Dr. Moore invoked confidence that my total hip replacement would be successful, and he was right on target. His after surgery visits were very helpful in me understanding what I should expect going forward. Very articulate person.”

Carroll H.

Treated by: Milan Moore, MD

“Dr. Helpenstell has been my surgeon on three different occasions. Because the hip replacement went so well, I couldn’t see changing doctors. I regularly let those at my church know that he is an excellent surgeon.”

Karen D.

Treated by: Thomas Helpenstell, MD

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We encourage you to contact our care coordinators or make an appointment with one of our Board-Certified & Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Specialists at Olympia Orthopaedics.

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