Central Virginia's choice for shoulder replacement surgery

If you have shoulder pain that keeps you from the simplest activities, such as reaching for a cup or folding laundry, it's time to consider your options. Shoulder replacement surgery at Chippenham Hospital gives you the best chance to live pain-free, even if you've been told you have no options for your shoulder condition.

Here, we offer innovative procedures and personalized orthopedic care from our team of board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic specialists dedicated to your health before, during and after surgery.

To learn more about our surgical shoulder replacement services, call (804) 320-3627.

Using a team-based, personalized approach to care, you return to the lifestyle you deserve, without pain. Patients choose Chippenham for:

  • Comprehensive preoperative education—To help ease anxiety before surgery, we offer a comprehensive joint replacement orientation, including an inside look at our facility and what to expect before, during and after joint replacement surgery.
  • Care throughout the journey—We’re here every step of the way with case management and care coordination customized to your needs.
  • Specialized programs before and after surgery—We provide inpatient and outpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation, all under one roof.

What is shoulder replacement surgery?

Shoulder replacement surgery, or shoulder arthroplasty, relieves pain from severe arthritis or injury and restores range of motion. It involves implanting part or all of a prosthetic (or artificial) ball and socket device made from metal and plastic.

We offer patients, even those with failed shoulder fracture surgeries or rotator cuff tears, options for pain relief and improved function.

Candidates for shoulder replacement surgery

Schedule an appointment with one of our joint experts if you:

  • Experience shoulder pain or stiffness that interferes with your daily life
  • Have pain that wakes you up from sleeping
  • Are unable to move your arms above your head or have limited range of motion
  • Have tried nonsurgical treatments, such as medicines, physical therapy and injections, without success

Types of shoulder replacement surgery we offer

  • Total shoulder replacement—The ball of the arm bone and shoulder blade socket are replaced with prosthetics. The procedure involves removing the damaged cartilage and bone and implanting the device.
  • Partial shoulder replacement—Only the ball part of the joint is replaced. Partial shoulder replacement can be an option when the shoulder socket is still in good condition. It’s also called hemiarthroplasty.
  • Reverse shoulder replacement—The ball and socket are placed in reverse or opposite positions. This is performed when rotator cuff tendons are damaged or certain fractures make a total shoulder replacement impossible.
  • Shoulder replacement revision—Our surgeons repair issues or unresolved pain from a previous shoulder replacement surgery.