Shoulder replacement surgery

The most common reason for joint replacement surgery of the shoulder is rheumatoid arthritis, but it may also be necessary due to osteoarthritis or a severe fracture. Joint replacement surgery will be necessary if pain interferes with regular life and sleep. The purpose of the surgery is to relieve pain and improve functional ability to make everyday activities and chores easier.

The surgery takes between one and two hours to complete and is carried out under anaesthesia or light sedation when necessary. The damaged joint is replaced with an artificial one made of metal and plastic.

The orthopaedist will select the model of the joint based on the patient’s individual factors, such as their general condition, bone quality, anatomical factors and the strain expected on the joint. Coxa Hospital for Joint Replacement uses joints that have been scientifically proven to be of high quality.

Artificial shoulder joint models

The model of replacement joint is always chosen based on individual factors – to suit you and your situation. We have a wide selection of models available, and we will be sure to find the right one for you.

Joint replacement surgery is always carefully planned beforehand. X-ray images taken with a measuring tool allow the orthopaedist to prepare a computer-assisted plan for your surgery and reserve the correct instruments and models.

Coxa keeps a close eye on the development of artificial joints and performs world-class monitoring of the success rates of different models. Coxa uses this information to select the models with the best track record. After your surgery, you will have periodic check-ups that evaluate your joint’s condition using regular X-ray examinations and symptom surveys.

Currently, Coxa uses implants from the following manufacturers:

Artificial joints manufactured by DePuySynthes are named Global Cap/AP and Epoca.

Artificial joints manufactured by Zimmer are named TM Reverse (Trabecular Metal Reverse Shoulder System).