Shoulder Replacement (Total)
Shoulder replacement surgery is required if damage to your shoulder over time makes pain and discomfort difficult to live with. The wear and tear that your shoulder undergoes is usually due to arthritis.
Arthritis is a group of conditions that cause damage to your joints. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis where the joint gradually wears down over time. There are other types of arthritis that might require shoulder surgery.
A total shoulder replacement is a surgical operation that usually takes an hour to 90 minutes, various anaesthetic options are available. Your surgeon will cut into the front of your shoulder and remove the ball at the top of the bone, replacing it with a metal prosthetic.
Patients who undergo a total shoulder replacement should be able to return home after two or three days. Your doctor will provide you with a sling to rest your arm in until recovery is complete. Your physiotherapist will recommend some regular exercises to speed up the recovery process. Before exercising, make sure to speak to your medical team for advice.
A shoulder replacement can wear out after a time, make sure to keep looking after your shoulder in the long term and consult with your doctor if discomfort returns.
At One Healthcare we can book you in to see a specialist Orthopaedic surgeon, usually within 48 hours, for an initial consultation. Shoulder replacement surgery is available at the One Hatfield Hospital in Hertfordshire and the One Ashford Hospital in Kent.
You can use your private medical insurance or pay for your Shoulder Replacement (Total) treatment. We offer competitive, fixed price packages as well as the ability to spread your cost with the option of 0% finance. If you are using your health insurance please do contact your insurer first for approval and let them know you’d like to be treated at either the One Ashford Hospital or One Hatfield Hospital.
Why One Healthcare
- Modern purpose-built hospital opened in March 2016 (Ashford) December 2017 (Hatfield)
- Fast access to diagnostics including MRI, Xray and Ultrasound
- Private, spacious, en-suite rooms
- Specialist Physiotherapy and nursing teams
- Little or no waiting time
- ‘Ultra clean air’ theatres
- Freshly prepared food
- Calm, dignified experience
Contact us and find out more
Contact our team to find out more information regarding Shoulder Replacement (Total) or to book an initial consultation.
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Mr Jai Relwani
Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon; Clinical Lead, Shoulder & Elbow Service
One Ashford Hospital