Shoulder Replacement Surgery

What is shoulder replacement surgery?

Shoulder replacement surgery is often required due to the effects of severe arthritis. Shoulder replacement surgery involves removing the damaged ball socket by cutting the front of the shoulder and then replacing the top of the arm bone with a metal ball and sometimes replacing the socket of the shoulder with a plastic surface.

This operation is normally carried out if physiotherapy, medicines and injections have not been successful in improving mobility and reducing pain.

What are the benefits of shoulder replacement surgery?

The benefits of this type of surgery are that shoulder pain is reduced or eliminated and shoulder movement is usually improved. It also allows people to sleep easier at night if the patient has night pain and cannot get comfortable in bed. It usually takes between three and six months to recover from a shoulder replacement but this is dependent on the individual.

What will happen during my shoulder replacement surgery?

When you meet with your consultant surgeon they'll ensure that you have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about your shoulder replacement surgery, they'll discuss with you what'll happen before, during and after the procedure and any pain you might have. Take this time with your consultant surgeon to ensure your mind is put at rest.

How safe is shoulder replacement surgery?

Your consultant will go through any risks as these will vary dependent on the individual.


Shoulder replacement

Patient pathway Initial consultation Diagnostic investigations Main treatment Post discharge care Total
Hospital fees N/A Included £10,357 Included £10,357
Consultants fees £200 N/A Included Included £200
Total £10,557
Initial consultation
Hospital fees N/A
Consultants fees £200
Diagnostic investigations
Hospital fees Included
Consultants fees N/A
Main treatment
Hospital fees £10,357
Consultants fees Included
Post discharge care
Hospital fees Included
Consultants fees Included
Total £10,557

Terms & Conditions

This is a guide price for your consultation and treatment package. Your consultant will be able to discuss treatment options and costs with you (subject to your pre-assessment tests) so you are able to make an informed decision that’s right for you. The fixed cost will be confirmed in writing at time of booking your treatment. Prices can be subject to change. For more information please refer to our terms and conditions (large print version).

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