Total shoulder replacement surgery is one of our many specialties at ORA Orthopedics – the largest and most prestigious orthopedic practice in the Quad Cities. Our renowned team of doctors, nurses, and physical therapists collaborate to offer the greatest choices in care to our patients. Since 1963, residents of Moline, IL, Davenport, IA, Bettendorf, IA and other Quad City communities trust us for comprehensive orthopedic treatment, including shoulder replacement surgeries.
Shoulder replacement is less common than knee or hip replacement, but can deliver substantial pain relief to people suffering from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis, severe shoulder trauma, or other uncomfortable conditions that have severely damaged the shoulder joint. In this procedure, deteriorated components of the joint are replaced with artificial joint pieces (prostheses) to restore function and comfort.
Total shoulder replacement surgery is not a first course of treatment at ORA Orthopedics. Our doctors take a conservative approach that focuses first on minimizing discomfort and maximizing range of motion without invasive surgical techniques. However, if conservative therapies like physical therapy, prescription medications, and corticosteroid injections fail to improve severe symptoms, surgery to replace the damaged shoulder joint may be recommended. Our surgeons utilize the latest breakthroughs in joint replacement to help patients recover and regain shoulder function as safely and quickly as possible.
To learn if you are a candidate for total shoulder replacement surgery, contact ORA Orthopedics in the Quad Cities. An ORA doctor will be happy to evaluate your condition, answer your questions, and outline treatment options that can help you return to the activities you enjoy.