Osteoarthritis refers to the gradual wear and tear in the cartilage of the body’s joints, such as the shoulders. Shoulder osteoarthritis is a progressive and degenerative disorder that primarily affects the articular cartilage一the protective covering of the joint that allows bones to glide over one another seamlessly.
Generally, doctors treat shoulder arthritis using conservative methods first, such as medications, steroid injections, and physical therapy. But when symptoms persist—or if the damage is too severe—then your surgeon may recommend a surgical procedure.
Read on to learn more about the different surgical techniques used to treat and manage shoulder osteoarthritis.
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