Total (Anatomic) Shoulder Replacement
This is the typical replacement option for patients with shoulder arthritis and an intact rotator cuff. The “ball” is replaced with a metal stem and sphere while the “socket” (glenoid) is replaced with a new plastic one.
Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
This type of replacement was initially designed for patients with rotator cuff tear arthritis – a condition characterized by the development of a large, irreparable rotator cuff that, in turn, leads to arthritis. This implant was first approved by the FDA in 2004 after years of success in Europe. The indications for this surgery have expanded to include some fractures in older patients, as well as revision surgery.
Recent Success Stories
Dr. Jarmon was extremely welcoming. He explained in great detail the issue with my shoulder, and even drew a picture for me to describe what was happening in layman’s terms. I have recommended him more than once already.
John Tozzi is a wonderful doctor- throughout the process pre and post surgery. His team really helps this practice excel. Everyone very supportive and understanding. The team at the outpatient surgical center was also wonderful. Thank you.
Dr. Sclafani’s high-level clinical expertise and superior bedside manner make him one of the best orthopedic surgeons around!