Shoulder replacement options in Richmond

Shoulder pain reduces your range of motion, making it difficult to do every day activities, like brushing your teeth or putting on clothes. Should shoulder replacement surgery be necessary, you can be confident our orthopedic surgeons in central Virginia treat even the most complex cases, including repairing previous shoulder surgeries.

For more information about our shoulder replacement program, call (804) 320-3627.

Complete shoulder care in central Virginia

Shoulder replacement surgery at our full-service hospital in Richmond gives you access to comprehensive orthopedic care services when 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.

Patients choose Johnston-Willis for shoulder surgery because of:

  • 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 are here every step of the way with case management and personalized care to maximize your recovery after shoulder replacement surgery.
  • Specialized programs before and after surgery: We provide inpatient and outpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation, all under one roof.
  • 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.

Types of shoulder replacement surgery

Shoulder replacement surgery, or shoulder arthroplasty, relieves pain from severe arthritis or injury and restores range of motion. The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint, and a shoulder replacement involves replacing part or all of the joint with prosthetic (artificial) pieces 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.

Total shoulder replacement

In a total shoulder replacement surgery, the ball of the arm bone and shoulder blade socket are replaced with artificial pieces.

Partial shoulder replacement

A partial shoulder replacement, also called hemiarthroplasty, involves replacing only the ball part of the joint. Partial shoulder replacement can be an option when the shoulder socket is still in good condition.

Reverse shoulder replacement

In a reverse shoulder replacement, the ball and socket are placed in opposite positions. This is performed when rotator cuff tendons are damaged or certain fractures make a total shoulder replacement impossible.

Shoulder replacement revision

A shoulder replacement revision surgery repairs issues or unresolved pain from a previous shoulder replacement.

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