Partial Shoulder Replacement

Partial shoulder replacement involves replacing only the humerus bone, or the ball of the shoulder joint, as compared with total shoulder replacement, which replaces both the ball and the socket. The procedure is less complex, requiring a smaller incision, less bone removal, and reduced surgery time. Its benefits are many, including less pain, quicker recovery, and a more rapid return to normal activities. Patients suffering from arthritis or a traumatic shoulder injury may be candidates for partial shoulder replacement.