It is the most common questions asked when shoulder replacement surgery is presented as a treatment option. “How long does a shoulder replacement last?” A shoulder replacement can last 10 to 20 years be depending on various factors. Before going into those factors, it is important to understand what shoulder replacement is.
What is Shoulder Replacement Surgery Treatment?
Shoulder replacement surgery is done to replace the damaged parts of a person’s shoulder and replaces the damage with artificial components. Shoulder replacement replaces the damage in the humerus bone (ball) or in both areas of the shoulder called the ball and glenoid, or socket.
Many Medical Conditions can Cause a Doctor to Recommend Shoulder Surgery
Numerous medical conditions can cause disability and pain in the shoulder such as arthritis. For example, rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition which can cause pain in the shoulder. Other symptoms include fatigue, tenderness in the shoulder joint and weight loss. Cartilage at the end of the shoulder bone disappears causing the bone to rub on the joint. A broken or fractured shoulder is another reason for replacement surgery.
The Longevity of the Shoulder Replacements Depend on Many Factors
Many people needing replacement …