This website was developed for patients, family members and all those who wish to know more about the replacement of a shoulder joint. It is intended to answer basic questions, explain the principle and the procedure of implanting an artificial shoulder joint, and relieve any misgivings or fears that you may have.
Not all patients can prepare for a shoulder joint replacement. In the case of an injury that is caused, for example, by a fall on the shoulder, a compound fracture may be treated with a fracture prosthesis.
On this platform you will find information on osteoarthritis the artificial joint, the operation as well as general facts about joint replacement. The implantation of a fracture prosthesis is also discussed. A glossary will help you to understand technical terms, and under “Frequently asked questions” you might already find answers to a few questions you have.
Please remember that the information on these pages can certainly not replace a consultation with a medical specialist. The aim is rather to provide you with a good background and some basic knowledge before you visit your doctor. Ask your doctor all the questions that are not answered on this website.
We wish you all the best and a quick rehabilitation!