The team of orthopedic specialists at Swift Institute offers total shoulder replacement services to patients residing in and around Reno, Nevada and Carson City. When you visit our conveniently located clinic, you’ll meet with professionals who are highly regarded and respected in the industry, and who are committed to providing you with the best possible care available. Whether you have been diagnosed with arthritis within your shoulder and are a strong candidate for shoulder replacement or you’re suffering from a sports-related injury and need treatment in order to return to your active daily lifestyle, we can help.
At Swift Institute, our orthopedic doctors specialize in joint replacement and reconstruction techniques, which helps us to provide our patients with the results they demand. We know that the decision to undergo surgery isn’t one to be taken lightly, and our staff will give you the information you need to make the choice that will relieve your pain, restore your function, and return your quality of life. When you turn to our state-of-the-art clinic, you’ll work with a team of experts who have extensive experience in shoulder replacement and who will work tirelessly to help ensure that your surgery is a success.
In addition to specializing in shoulder replacement, we also offer treatment in the Reno, NV and Carson City area, for sports-related shoulder injuries, including:
As a full-service orthopedic clinic, we are equipped to diagnose the source of the patient’s discomfort, recommend the most prudent treatment plan, perform surgery, and even provide post-surgical rehabilitation and physical therapy services. This all-hands-on-deck approach to shoulder replacement surgery makes the entire process easy on the patient and helps ensure the best possible results.
If you are interested in learning more about the shoulder replacement services that we offer to residents of Reno, NV, Carson City, and the surrounding area, as well as our various other treatments and services, contact us today.
Reverse Shoulder Replacement
The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint — the top of the humerus (the upper arm bone) rotates within the glenoid (the shoulder socket). During a traditional shoulder replacement, we replace the top of the arm bone with a prosthetic ball and the socket with a prosthetic cup (or in some cases, just the arm bone). Traditional shoulder replacements, however, may be inappropriate for certain patients. This may be the case if the patient has an irreparable torn rotator cuff, or if he or she has developed cuff tear arthropathy. In those instances, a traditional shoulder replacement could add to the patient’s pain or further restrict his or her range of motion. If a patient is ineligible for a traditional shoulder replacement, we may be able to treat him or her using a reverse shoulder replacement. During this procedure, we replace the top of the arm bone with a prosthetic cup and the socket with a prosthetic ball.
If you think you might qualify for a traditional or reverse shoulder replacement, please make an appointment to see a shoulder specialist at Swift Institute.