For some patients who have severe rotator cuff damage and osteoarthritis, reverse shoulder replacement can help reduce pain and restore range of motion in the joint.
Reverse shoulder replacement surgery is an alternative to traditional shoulder replacement surgery. The unique implant design changes the mechanics of the shoulder, as the ball and socket device that is used for traditional repair is reversed.
The procedure can help to relieve intense pain that can stop people in their tracks when performing routine tasks, such as cleaning, dressing, and combing hair. For patients interested in reverse shoulder replacement, Dr. Michael Cushing is one of the few doctors south of Atlanta that offers this advanced procedure.