Benefits vs. risks of shoulder replacement surgery
Before undergoing shoulder replacement or hemiarthroplasty, your surgeon will discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure with you. Before the surgery, be sure to ask any question you have, and take notes if possible to answer any doubt that will come.
» Benefits of shoulder replacement surgery:
The procedure can provide relief from pain and restore function to the affected shoulder. It also reduces the risk of further injury and improves the quality of life. It has a very high rate of success, and there are different techniques to try when it is not so.
» Risks of shoulder replacement surgery:
The risks associated with shoulder replacement surgery include nerve damage, blood clots, infection, and a dislocation of the implant. We will explain these and other risks when talking about complications.