Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery for Patients in New Albany, IN

Reverse Shoulder Replacement New Albany IN

Reverse shoulder replacement surgery is among our specialties at Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic—an independently owned orthopedic practice that has faithfully served residents of New Albany, Indiana, and surrounding communities since 1974. Our team includes board-certified orthopedic surgeons who excel in joint replacement procedures and utilize the latest muscle-sparing techniques to achieve optimal results with less post-operative discomfort. Let’s take a closer look at reverse shoulder replacement and when this procedure may be appropriate.

What Does Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery Involve?

The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint that is composed of the glenoid (the socket) and the top of the humerus bone (the ball). While traditional shoulder replacement restores the natural anatomy of the shoulder through joint implants, reverse shoulder replacement surgery switches the locations of the ball and socket implants. This means that the ball implant is placed in the glenoid, and the socket implant (similar to a small cup) is fixed to the top of the humerus bone.

Why is this done? When the ball and socket are switched, the arm becomes powered by the deltoid muscle instead of the rotator cuff. This approach is ideal for patients with severe rotator cuff injuries that cannot be repaired or lead to cuff tear arthropathy, a complex form of shoulder arthritis that does not respond well to traditional shoulder replacement.

Reverse shoulder replacement surgery may also be a treatment option for:

  • Shoulder tumors
  • Complex shoulder joint fractures
  • Chronic shoulder dislocation
  • Severe shoulder discomfort

Learn More About Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Schedule an appointment with Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic to learn more about our approach to reverse shoulder replacement surgery and if you may be a candidate. Our team is here to answer any questions you may have and proudly serves the New Albany area.

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I was able to get a office visit on short notice. It seemed to be a very busy day. Rebecca took the time to listen to all of my issues and discuss a plan for additional treatment. I have always been impressed with her knowledge and bed side manner.
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Dr Goodin has replaced both of my knees this year with excellent results. He and Carly listen to my concerns, act promptly and work hard to make this journey the best it can be. Carly and Dr Goodin both have GREAT bedside manner and I feel I am in expert care with them.
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Dr. Richardson is the best! He did shoulder decompression surgery for me many moons ago and has continued to treat me for other shoulder, arm, and back issues since. I would recommend him to anyone!
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The New Albany office of Louisville Orthopedic is full of terrific people who know what excellent customer service is about! From the front desk to the lab, they are great. Doctor Lewis is my surgeon and I love him. He’s good at what he does and he’s compassionate. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

4130 Dutchman's Lane,
Suite 300,Louisville 40207
(502) 897-1794

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

1425 State St.,
,New Albany 47150
(812) 920-0408

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
4130 Dutchman's Lane
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40207

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
1425 State St.
New Albany, IN 47150