Shoulder Replacement Surgery

To schedule an appointment or learn more about shoulder replacement surgery, click here or call (603) 924-2144.

Pain in your shoulder can have many causes. This type of pain also has a range of treatments, from physical therapy to orthopedic surgery. We always strive to provide our patients with the least invasive treatment options first. But sometimes, your problem is serious enough that it requires a surgical solution such as a partial or total replacement of your joint.

When shoulder replacement surgery is needed, our Orthopaedic Surgical team has the expertise and experience to see you through the entire process and get you moving again. We will work with you to determine the best course of treatment, based on your individual circumstances.

Shoulder Replacement

During shoulder replacement surgery, all or part of the glenohumeral joint is replaced with a prosthetic implant made of metal and plastic. We perform a number of techniques based on your underlying condition.


Both the ball and socket are replaced with implants that resemble the natural shape of your bones.


This minimally invasive technique uses a small anchor to attach the ball to the upper arm bone rather than using a more traditional stem.


Used in the event of severe rotator cuff damage, both the ball and socket are replaced, but their positions are reversed with the ball attached to the shoulder blade and socket attached to the upper arm bone. 

Preparing for Surgery and Post-Operation Recovery

For information about how to get ready for your surgery and what to expect in post-operation recovery, see our Joint Replacement Pre-and Post-Op Resources.