Shoulder Replacement Surgery Specialists in Louisville, KY

Shoulder Replacement Surgery Louisville KY Has unrelenting shoulder pain left you considering shoulder replacement surgery? If so, you can find the world-class orthopedic expertise you need right here in Louisville, Kentucky. Since 1974, Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic has helped patients with complex musculoskeletal conditions find meaningful relief from their discomfort, and we look forward to helping you do the same.

What Does Shoulder Replacement Surgery Entail?

The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint that is made up of the glenoid (the socket) and the top of the humerus bone (the ball). Shoulder replacement surgery involves removing the worn or damaged ball and socket components of the shoulder joint and replacing them with plastic or metal implants (prostheses) that are designed to restore comfortable joint function. In some cases, only one component of the shoulder joint may need to be removed—this is referred to as partial shoulder replacement.

When Is Shoulder Replacement Surgery Appropriate?

Shoulder replacement surgery may be a viable treatment option for patients with severe arthritis. There are several types of arthritis that can lead to the need for joint replacement, including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rotator cuff tear arthropathy
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Post-traumatic arthritis

Other complex shoulder issues, such as severe shoulder joint fractures and avascular necrosis, may also be addressed through shoulder replacement.

Shoulder replacement surgery is largely viewed as a last resort for patients with shoulder joint dysfunction. Nevertheless, this procedure is associated with high success rates and can significantly improve quality of life for patients with disruptive joint conditions that do not respond to conservative therapies.

The board-certified surgeons at Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic utilize minimally invasive and muscle-sparing techniques when performing shoulder replacement surgery to help streamline the recovery process and achieve optimal results for patients. We encourage you to schedule an appointment—either virtually or in-person—to speak with our orthopedic specialists about your options. Our team is ready to help.

What our patients are saying
Shaun H.
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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Joanna S.
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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Carolyn K.
Dr. Yakkanti did my knee replacement in June. He is an excellent surgeon with a great bedside manner. I have recovered nicely and plan to have my other knee replaced within the next year. I would highly recommend Dr. Yakkanti to anyone thinking about knee replacement!
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Juanita S.
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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Erin Z.
This was my first time at Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic and I saw Melissa Parshall PA-C. I was very impressed with how fast I got in, had x-rays, and met with her. She was very thorough and extremely friendly. So glad A friend told me to come see you guys! Thank you!
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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