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Shoulder Replacement

Shoulder replacement is a surgical procedure where an orthopedic surgeon removes away part of painful hip with arthritis and replaces it with an artificial prosthesis (metal or plastic). Globally, millions of patients undergo shoulder replacement and have experienced relief and restored mobility.

When you’re experiencing severe pain in your shoulder due to arthritis or injuries, many times your only option is to have a Shoulder replacement


  • Pain that is moderate to severe with activity
  • Pain that affects sleep
  • Inability to lift the affected arm
  • Stiffness and pain with overhead movement
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Preparation Time1-2 Hours

Post Procedure Care2-4 Days

Procedure Duration1-2 Hours

Back to Work6-8 Weeks

Approximate Cost *2 to 2.5 Lakhs

Est. Recovery Period6 - 12 Weeks

*Price shown is an estimate. Actual prices may vary depending on the complexity of the treatment.

How Is Shoulder Replacement Performed?

During Shoulder replacement procedure, the ends of the damaged upper arm bone (humerus) and usually the shoulder bone (scapula) are replaced with artificial surfaces lined with implants, called components. Your surgeon selects the components that are best for you based on your age, activity level, bone quality, and body type.


  • Pain Relief
  • Less Postoperative Pain
  • Faster Recovery Time
  • Shorter Hospital Stay

Procedure Details

Preoperative Preparation:

Our team stands ready to provide you with a thorough examination and diagnosis so that if a procedure is needed; you will understand your options. Doctors help you decide the right implant and all other medical requirements through preoperative evaluation for a better postoperative pain management.

Choosing The Right Implant:

If you are a candidate for surgery, your Surgeon will determine the best type of implant (local or imported) that is right for you. Depending on the health of the patient and convenience, custom implants can also be provided.

Technology Used:

At Zoi, we are one of the leading experts at pioneering in Computer Navigated join replacements in India. This advanced technology enables them to remove the damaged tissue with precision and insert the implant in the exact position.

Follow up & Full Recovery:

  1. Follow up with the doctor 10 days post surgery for suture removal
  2. Follow up at the end of 2nd, 6th and 9th month
  3. After hospital time, the physiotherapy is done in 2 sessions


A simple one to two hour surgery to make sure you live pain-free till the end of time. Usually, you are made mobile the next day.

Full recovery is when the patient is able to perform all of his or her activities independently, relatively pain-free and able to drive own vehicle. Minimal pain may be present at the end of the first month. Full recovery period varies from person to person depending on age.

Shoulder replacement is carried out on a patient so that patient is pain-free and is able to carry out activities of daily living independently. It helps to alleviate the dependency on painkillers and lead a happy life.

Once discharged the physical therapist follows the patient at home and guides through the process of rehabilitation.

In specific patients who have shoulder arthritis with cuff tear arthropathy could opt for reverse shoulder replacement depending upon the custom implants available.

Doctors Who Perform Shoulder Replacement

Dr. Shyam Sunder Reddy Orthopaedic Surgeon

Expertise: MS Ortho, FRAS (Germany), Fellow in Shoulder & Sports Injury (USA)

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Dr. Ramesh Chandra Katragadda Orthopaedic Surgeon

Expertise: M.S.Ortho (Bom), D Ortho (CPS Bom) DNB Ortho

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