What is Shoulder arthroplasty (right)?

Category: Surgeries


Generic name: Shoulder arthroplasty

Shoulder arthroplasty, also called shoulder replacement surgery, is usually done only after more conservative treatments (such as physical therapy, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications) have failed. The surgery is done to replace the bones of the shoulder joint with artificial joint parts.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Osteoarthritis 7 2
Alkaptonuria 3 0
Falls 1 1
Rheumatoid arthritis 1 0
Torn tendon in right shoulder 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Shoulder arthroplasty (right)

Side effect Patients Percentage
Limited range of motion 2
Pain 1
Pain in right shoulder and arm 1
Reduced arm swing 1
Weakness in arm(s) 1


Stopped having Shoulder arthroplasty (right)

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 11
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 1
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