Advanced shoulder arthroscopy services in Wabash Valley

Terre Haute Regional Hospital's orthopedic specialists and surgeons perform total and partial should replacements in Wabash Valley. From personalized surgical services to post-surgical physical rehabilitation, we provide comprehensive care for patients undergoing shoulder replacement surgery.

To schedule an appointment with our orthopedic specialists, please call (812) 237-1200.

Candidates for shoulder replacement

Our orthopedic care team will review your medical history, perform physical exams and conduct imaging tests to determine if you will benefit from a shoulder replacement.

Generally, you may be considered for a shoulder replacement surgery if you experience any of the following:

  • Shoulder pain in the front, top or back of the shoulder
  • Shooting pain down the upper arm
  • Arm weakness that makes lifting and/or carrying objects difficult
  • Difficulty reaching for items that are high or overhead
  • Shoulder pain that prevents you from getting a night's rest
  • Decreased shoulder range of motion
  • Shoulder pain that is not relieved by over-the-counter medicine, injections or therapy

Certain shoulder conditions may also require specialized shoulder treatment, including:

  • Degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rotator tear arthropathy (a combination of a massive non-reparable rotator cuff tendon tear and severe arthritis)
  • Severe fractures
  • Failed attempts at previous shoulder replacement surgeries
  • Avascular necrosis (osteonecrosis)

Types of shoulder replacement surgeries

Shoulder arthroscopy involves inserting a tube with a tiny camera and light into the shoulder joint to view inside. Surgeons can diagnose and repair a variety of conditions affecting the ligaments, bones, cartilage or tendons. Terre Haute offers several types of shoulder shoulder surgeries including:

  • Partial shoulder replacement (hemiarthroplasty)
  • Reverse shoulder replacement
  • Total shoulder replacement
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Labral repair
  • Other ligament and tendon repair and reconstruction