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Shoulder Joint Replacement

Conditions Related to Shoulder Joint Replacement

Inflammatory joint disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis are the most common conditions related to the need for shoulder joint replacement. Other problems that may require the surgery include:
  • Severe damage to ligaments and tissue in the elbow
  • Bad breaks to bones just above or below the elbow
  • Tumors
  • Poor results from an earlier surgery