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Reverse TSA

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Reverse shoulder arthroplasty is a surgical procedure that replaces a damaged or diseased shoulder joint with an artificial joint. Unlike traditional shoulder replacement, where the ball-shaped part of the joint is replaced with a metal or plastic ball and the socket-shaped part is replaced with a plastic socket, reverse shoulder arthroplasty switches the ball and socket components. The new ball-shaped joint is attached to the socket of the shoulder blade, while the new socket is attached to the upper end of the arm bone. This allows the patient to use different muscles to move the arm and can be particularly helpful for patients with rotator cuff tears or other shoulder conditions that affect their ability to lift their arm. Recovery time is generally several months and may involve physical therapy to restore strength and mobility. If you are experiencing shoulder pain or mobility issues, make an appointment to talk with Dr. Johnson to see if reverse shoulder arthroplasty is a good option for you.

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