PreOp Patient Education
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Audio Presentation

Shoulder Replacement

Surgery


Your Procedure
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Now it's time to talk about the actual procedure your doctor has recommended for you.

On the day of your operation, you will be asked to put on a surgical gown.
On the day of your operation, you will be asked to put on a surgical gown.
You may receive a sedative by mouth ...
You may receive a sedative by mouth ...
... and an intravenous line may be put in.
... and an intravenous line may be put in.
You will then be transferred to an operating table.
You will then be transferred to an operating table.
In the operating room, a nurse will prepare by clipping or shaving the skin around the shoulder.
In the operating room, a nurse will prepare by clipping or shaving the skin around the shoulder.
The anesthesiologist will begin to administer anesthesia - most probably general anesthesia by injection and inhalation mask.
The anesthesiologist will begin to administer anesthesia - most probably general anesthesia by injection and inhalation mask.
The surgeon will then apply an antiseptic solution to the skin ...
The surgeon will then apply an antiseptic solution to the skin ...
... and place a sterile drape around the operative site.
... and place a sterile drape around the operative site.
Then, when you are asleep, the surgical team will make an incision over the shoulder.
Then, when you are asleep, the surgical team will make an incision over the shoulder.
The team will pull the skin aside to reveal the muscle tissue below. They'll then make another incision to reveal the shoulder joint.
The team will pull the skin aside to reveal the muscle tissue below. They'll then make another incision to reveal the shoulder joint.
Next, the team pulls the top of the arm bone out of the shoulder socket.
Next, the team pulls the top of the arm bone out of the shoulder socket.
Using a precision surgical saw, your doctor will carefully remove the ball-shaped end of the upper arm.
Using a precision surgical saw, your doctor will carefully remove the ball-shaped end of the upper arm.
Then, the surgical team will use a high-speed drill to hollow out the top of the arm bone.
Then, the surgical team will use a high-speed drill to hollow out the top of the arm bone.
A specially fitted artificial ball joint slides into the top of the arm bone.
A specially fitted artificial ball joint slides into the top of the arm bone.
Next, your doctor will smooth the inner surface of the shoulder socket.
Next, your doctor will smooth the inner surface of the shoulder socket.
Once the socket has been thoroughly cleaned, the artificial lining will be secured in place.
Once the socket has been thoroughly cleaned, the artificial lining will be secured in place.
The artificial ball joint is turned inward and fit into the socket... and the team carefully checks to make sure that it fits and allows the full range of normal motion.
The artificial ball joint is turned inward and fit into the socket... and the team carefully checks to make sure that it fits and allows the full range of normal motion.
Muscle and other tissues are closed over the joint using dissolvable stitches. A temporary draining tube may be added.
Muscle and other tissues are closed over the joint using dissolvable stitches. A temporary draining tube may be added.
Finally, the skin is closed with sutures ...
Finally, the skin is closed with sutures ...
... and protected with sterilized strips.
... and protected with sterilized strips.

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