Anatomic Total Shoulder Replacement
Anatomic total shoulder replacement works best for people who have severe arthritis in the shoulder or injuries beyond repair but have rotator cuff tendons that are still intact.
Ligaments and tissue hold the joint and attach the bones and muscles together. A total shoulder replacement will replace your joint surfaces with a metal ball attached to a stem along with a plastic socket. These are fixed to your shoulder through either a press-fit or with the use of cement to keep the elements in place.