Total Shoulder Arthroplasty (Shoulder Replacement Surgery)

This video was created to help patients prepare for shoulder arthroplasty (shoulder replacement surgery) and plan for a successful recovery. We'll discuss:

  • What shoulder replacement surgery it is and how it works.
  • The medical workup and necessary steps to complete before you have surgery.
  • The events that occur the day of surgery and what will happen during your hospital stay.
  • Restrictions after surgery, important procedures and events to consider after surgery, and optimizing your recovery.

To learn more about total shoulder replacements at Washington University Orthopedics, please visit: ortho.wustl.edu/totalshoulder.