Arthritis and Joint Replacement

Shoulder and Elbow Replacement

The pain of osteoarthritis in your shoulder or elbow can force you to limit the activities you perform every day, from using your computer to carrying a bag of groceries. Daily, constant pain can even reduce your participation in social events and your time with family and friends.

UR Medicine's Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation can help. At the Evarts Joint Center at Highland Hospital, our team of shoulder and elbow replacement surgeons use the most advanced diagnostic tools to determine if surgery will put an end to your pain, and how extensive a procedure you need to reach this goal.

  • Total joint replacement is the right option for people with severe osteoarthritis in a shoulder or elbow joint. The surgeon removes the damaged bone and cartilage and replaces it with prosthetic parts.
  • Arthroscopic surgery may be possible for people with localized damage that can be remedied by reshaping the bones in the joint. Many non-arthritic conditions can be treated with this minimally invasive surgery as well.

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