Total Shoulder Replacement

Dedicated to helping you overcome chronic shoulder pain and regain your upper arm function, fellowship-trained surgeons Daniel S. Plessl, M.D., and Paul D. Paterson, M.D., proudly offer total shoulder replacement.

Wear and tear on the shoulder joint over time or through traumatic injury can result in severe joint damage and inflammation, or arthritis, that requires surgical intervention. As with joint replacement for hip and knee arthritis, total shoulder replacement is available for patients affected by shoulder arthritis.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may be a good candidate for a total shoulder replacement:

  • You cannot lift your arm over your head
  • Pain in your shoulder joint prevents you from lifting or carrying heavy items
  • Your shoulder pain is severe enough to keep you awake at night or limit sleep
  • You shoulder joint feels unstable
  • You hear or feel clicking in your shoulder when you move your arm

Total shoulder replacement works by removing the damaged areas of the ball and socket of your shoulder joint. Your surgeon then replaces these joint surfaces with new, compatible joint components that will help you move your arm more naturally again without the pain and inflammation caused by damaged surfaces rubbing against each other.

If you're ready to discuss your shoulder problem and treatment options, visit with Dr. Plessl or Dr. Paterson at our Vero Beach or Sebastian offices. You can schedule an appointment online or call us at (772) 569-2330.