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Shoulder resurfacing surgery

Shoulder resurfacing arthroplasty

Our skilled surgeons can replace the damaged surfaces of your shoulder ball and socket joint

About

This procedure can be done when arthritis has affected your shoulder, causing pain and stiffness. The aim of the procedure is to replace only the damaged joint surfaces, rather than the whole shoulder joint.

Need to know

  • What happens icon plus

    This operation is carried out either under general anaesthetic (you'll be asleep) or local anaesthetic (you'll be awake but pain is blocked in the area). If you're having a local anaesthetic, you'll also be given a sedative to help you relax. The operation takes about two hours.
  • How to prepare icon plus

    Like all procedures, there may be some risks and side effects involved. Your consultant will explain these to you and let you know how the operation will be carried out. They'll be able to answer any questions you might have. If you're having a general anaesthetic, they'll let you know how long to avoid eating and drinking beforehand.
  • Afterwards icon plus

    You'll be cared for in hospital for about three days following your operation. One of our physiotherapists will give you some exercises to help with your rehabilitation. And you may need to have outpatient physiotherapy until you have improved the range of movement in your shoulder. You will need to wear a sling for several weeks to rest your arm and shoulder. Your physiotherapist will show you how to take your sling off and on to complete your exercises. Your consultant will let you know when you can get back to your usual routine, including going back to work, exercise and driving. Depending on your job, you may need several weeks off work.

Don't wait, pay for yourself

You don’t need health insurance to have fast access to our top consultants, extensive range of treatments, diagnostic tests and surgical procedures at our world-class facilities.
Consultant in theatres

Our consultants

We're proud to work with leading experts across a range of medical fields, whose skills are matched by their integrity and compassion.

Our facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

Request an appointment

We're happy to help you make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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