Expert Shoulder Replacement in Central Virginia

Shoulder pain reduces your range of motion, making it difficult to do every day activities like brushing your teeth. Free yourself from pain with shoulder replacement options at Johnston-Willis Hospital. Our orthopedic surgeons offer a variety of procedures for even the most complex cases, including repairing previous shoulder surgery.

Joint replacement surgery at a full-service hospital gives you access to comprehensive services and care should you need it. You receive personalized care from a team dedicated to your mobility and function, so you can get back to doing what you love.

Shoulder Replacement — Improving Range of Motion

Shoulder replacement surgery, or shoulder arthroplasty, relieves pain from severe arthritis or injury and restores range of motion. It involves implanting part or all of a prosthetic (or artificial) ball and socket device made from metal and plastic.

We offer patients, even those with failed shoulder fracture surgery or rotator cuff tears, options for pain relief and improved function.

Candidates for Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Schedule an appointment with one of our joint experts if you:

  • Experience shoulder pain or stiffness that interferes with your daily life
  • Wake up at night due to shoulder pain
  • Are unable to move your arms above your head or have limited range of motion
  • Have tried nonsurgical treatments such as medicines, physical therapy, and injections, without success

Types of Shoulder Replacement Surgery We Offer

Types of shoulder replacement surgery we offer include:

  • Total shoulder replacement: Where the ball of the arm bone and shoulder blade socket are replaced with prosthetic (or artificial) pieces. The procedure involves removing the damaged cartilage and bone and implanting the device.
  • Partial shoulder replacement: Only the ball part of the joint is replaced. Partial shoulder replacement can be an option when the shoulder socket is still in good condition. It’s also called hemiarthroplasty.
  • Reverse shoulder replacement: When the ball and socket are placed in reverse, or opposite position. This is performed when rotator cuff tendons are damaged or certain fractures make a total shoulder replacement impossible.
  • Shoulder replacement revision: Repairs issues or unresolved pain from a previous shoulder replacement surgery.

Personalized Shoulder Replacement Procedures in Richmond

At Johnston-Willis Hospital, you receive customized shoulder care and an entire team dedicated to your health and restored activity. Patients choose us for:

  • Comprehensive preoperative education. To help ease anxiety before surgery, we offer a comprehensive joint replacement orientation including an inside look at our facility and what to expect before, during, and after joint replacement surgery.
  • Care throughout the journey. We’re here every step of the way with case management and care coordination customized to your needs.
  • Specialized programs before and after surgery. We provide inpatient and outpatient physical therapy rehabilitation, all under one roof.
  • Fellowship trained, board-certified orthopedic specialists. Your care comes from board-certified doctors and orthopedic surgeons. Many of our doctors are also fellowship trained in their field.