A highly technical surgical procedure that changes the orientation of the shoulder using a reverse ball-and-socket prosthesis.
Total shoulder replacement surgery
Replaces the bone surfaces of the shoulders ball and socket joint with a metal head attached to a stem in the upper arm and a plastic socket, which is usually performed when cartilage becomes worn and underlying bone develops spurs.
Carol Driesen found Dr. John Costouros, at Stanford Hospital who performed a reverse shoulder replacement and relieved her of twenty years of pain in her shoulder.
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