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Board Certified and I have 32 years of patient experience. I am happy to help you. There are 3 surgical procedures that are commonly used if medical treatment has failed.
Shoulder Joint Replacement (total shoulder arthroplasty).Replacing the whole shoulder with an artificial joint is usually done to treat arthritis of the glenohumeral joint.
Replacement of the head of the humerus, or upper arm bone (hemiarthroplasty). This option, too, is used to treat arthritis of the glenohumeral joint.
Removal of a small piece of the end of the collarbone (resection arthroplasty). This option is the most common surgery for treating arthritis of the AC joint and associated rotator cuff problems. After the removal of the end of the bone, the space fills with scar tissue.
The exact type of surgery would be determined by the Orthopedic surgeon depending on the exact problem.
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