Shoulder replacement surgery in Portsmouth

If shoulder pain is keeping you from even the simplest of activities, our joint experts can help. The orthopedic surgeons at Portsmouth Regional Hospital offer a variety of procedures for even the most complex cases, including a repair of a previous shoulder surgery.

For more information about our shoulder replacement program, or to schedule an appointment, please call (888) 421-1080.

Joint replacement surgery at our full-service hospital gives you access to innovative services and comprehensive care. We're recognized for joint replacement excellence by Healthgrades, a leading national resource for helping patients find the right care.

At Portsmouth Regional Hospital, you get customized shoulder solutions and a team of orthopedic care experts dedicated to your health and restored activity. Patients choose us for our:

  • Innovative surgical technology
  • Comprehensive preoperative education
  • Care throughout the journey
  • Specialized programs before and after surgery
  • Free valet parking for hospital services

What is shoulder replacement surgery?

Shoulder replacement surgery relieves pain from severe arthritis or injury and restores range of motion. It involves implanting part or all of a prosthetic ball-and-socket device made from metal and plastic.

We offer patients options for pain relief and improved function, including patients with failed shoulder fracture surgery or rotator cuff tears.

Candidates for shoulder replacement surgery

Schedule an appointment with one of our shoulder specialists if you:

  • Experience shoulder pain or stiffness that interferes with your daily life
  • Wake up at night due to shoulder pain
  • Are unable to move your arms above your head or have limited range of motion
  • Have tried nonsurgical treatments, such as medicines, physical therapy and injections, without success

Types of shoulder replacement surgery we offer

  • Total shoulder replacement: This procedure involves removing the damaged cartilage and bone from the shoulder and implanting the prosthetic device.
  • Partial shoulder replacement: In a partial shoulder replacement, only the ball part of the joint is replaced. Partial shoulder replacement can be an option when the shoulder socket is still in good condition.
  • Reverse shoulder replacement: This involves the ball and socket being placed in reverse, or opposite position. This is performed when rotator cuff tendons are damaged or certain fractures make total shoulder replacement impossible.
  • Shoulder replacement revisions: A replacement revision repairs issues or unresolved pain from a previous shoulder replacement surgery.