What is Shoulder arthroplasty (left)?

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 5 1
Alkaptonuria 2 0
Broken shoulder 1 0
Rheumatoid arthritis flare 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
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 0

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

Side effect Patients
Limited range of motion 2


Currently having Shoulder arthroplasty (left)

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped having Shoulder arthroplasty (left)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 8
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Shoulder arthroplasty (left).