Reverse Shoulder Prosthesis
Steady wear and tear or an abrupt injury can be the trigger for damage to the shoulder joint. In such a case, only a suitable replacement can help to restore the function and pain-free use of the shoulder. The reverse shoulder joint prosthesis is used when, in addition to the damaged joint, a tendon of the shoulder is also injured. When deciding if an reverse is the appropriate option for the patient, the rotator cuff condition is the deciding factor.
Symptoms of shoulder joint wear
- Pain in everyday life
- Pain when sleeping
- Restricted range of motion (arm can only be raised laterally to the horizontal)
Diagnostics – when is an reverse joint prosthesis advisable?
The first step in determining the origin of pain and a possible movement disorder in the shoulder area is a clinical examination. Our expert for shoulder joint prostheses and Medical Director of the Clinic Bel Etage, Dr. Hüseyin Senyurt determines the causes of the existing complaints in a detailed examination interview. In some cases, a computer tomographic examination can be used for confirmation.
What are the special features of an reverse shoulder prosthesis?
The mode of operation of the so-called reverse shoulder joint prosthesis provides a decisive advantage for the patient concerned. The concept of this therapy method focuses on reversing the actual movement process of the shoulder. The trick in this technique is to exchange the position of the glenoid cavity and the shoulder head. With this process, a new, free mobility of the damaged shoulder is made possible.
What is the aftercare?
After every surgical intervention, the aftercare and physiotherapeutic is an important condition for a good healing process. For this reason, an arm sling is used after surgery, which the patient must wear for four weeks. In addition, the drainage of wound water is an important component of optimal post-operative care. The wound water is drained with a wound tube inserted before surgery. The tube is removed with the utmost care once the process is complete. Immediately afterwards, the physiotherapy plan developed together with you can be started. All aspects harmonized, allow a successful and sustainable recovery process for our patient.