Dr. Richard Gray, M.D., is proud to offer shoulder replacement surgery through Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine. Dr. Gray has more than 20 years of experience helping patients with all types of joint conditions and specializes in joint replacement. If you are experiencing shoulder pain due to arthritis, a rotator cuff tear, a shoulder fracture, or another condition, you can benefit from consulting with Dr. Gray to discuss your condition and receive treatment.
Dr. Gray offers personalized care, ensuring his patients receive the treatment option that’s right for them. He provides both conventional shoulder replacement for osteoarthritis and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty for fractures and rotator cuff arthropathy. Shoulder replacement surgery is typically recommended for individuals who have already tried conservative treatments, such as taking over-the-counter pain medications and avoiding certain activities. When pain and other symptoms persist and interfere with daily activities, surgery may need to be considered.
Depending on your specific condition and the extent of the joint damage, Dr. Gray may recommend one of several different types of joint replacement:
- Total shoulder replacement – For more extensive joint damage, replacing both the ball and socket portions of the joint with prosthetic devices may be the best option.
- Partial shoulder replacement – In cases where parts of the shoulder joint are still in good condition, you may only need the ball portion of the joint to be replaced or resurfaced to alleviate pain.
- Reverse total shoulder replacement – For individuals with severe shoulder damage due to a rotator cuff tear and arthritis, a traditional total replacement may not sufficiently relieve all pain. In this reverse shoulder replacement, the ball and socket are replaced in opposite positions so that the rotator cuff is not needed to lift the arm.
If you would like to explore your shoulder replacement surgery options with Dr. Gray, contact Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine today to schedule an appointment.
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