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What Is Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery?
Reverse shoulder replacement is a highly technical procedure that changes the orientation of the shoulder using a reverse ball-and-socket prosthesis. Stanford orthopaedic surgeons have extensive experience in reverse shoulder replacement surgery, and have helped countless patients regain shoulder movement and eliminate pain even after failed previous shoulder joint replacement.
Reverse total shoulder replacement is an ideal treatment for the pain and poor function that is the result of irreparable rotator cuff tears, complex fractures, and failed prior shoulder replacements.
The surgery may provide benefits such as:
Increasing range of motion of the shoulder overhead