Chronic shoulder pain can turn normal, everyday activities like driving and petting your dog into unbearable experiences. If you live in the Durham, North Carolina, area and are tired of your day-to-day life being interrupted by pain, you may want to consider having a shoulder replacement procedure at North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic. Our sports medicine team includes highly experienced and fellowship-trained physicians who take pride in providing specialized care and personalized service. Our patient-first approach means we are completely committed to doing what’s best for every patient, and we always explore conservative alternatives to surgery when they are available.

Chronic Shoulder Pain Causes

The shoulder joint includes the upper arm bone (humerus), the shoulder blade (scapula), and the collarbone (clavicle). The upper arm bone connects to the shoulder blade through a ball-and-socket joint, which is lined with smooth cartilage to allow for easy motion. There are several conditions that can cause the type of pain that would necessitate a shoulder replacement procedure. They include:

  • Osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Post-traumatic arthritis
  • Rotator cuff tear arthropathy
  • Severe fractures
  • Avascular necrosis

Shoulder Replacement Surgery

When you choose North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic for replacement surgery, our surgeons can put an end to your pain and restore normal function to your shoulder joint by replacing damaged surfaces with artificial implants that will be able to provide many years of normal use.

Contact North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic in Durham, NC, today to learn more about the shoulder replacement procedures we offer. We even have next-day appointments available if you need to be seen by one of our surgeons as soon as possible.