Outpatient Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Same-Day Shoulder Replacement Surgery In Richmond, VA

Shoulder Replacement Surgery In Under 8 Hours

As a leading orthopedic surgeon in Richmond, VA, G2 Orthopedics and Sports Medicine’s Dr. Vic Goradia offers outpatient shoulder replacement surgery for patients affected by shoulder arthritis when nonsurgical and alternative treatments fail.

With an outpatient shoulder replacement program in Richmond, VA, patients may now have the option of same-day shoulder replacement. The entire replacement process at the hospital or surgery center takes less than 6 hours, and patients can be safely discharged home on the same day as surgery without being admitted to a hospital.


Advantages of Outpatient
Shoulder Replacement Surgery

The Value of Outpatient Surgery

Types Of Shoulder Replacement Surgeries

Depending on the nature and severity of your injury or arthritis, Dr. Goradia may recommend one of many different forms of shoulder replacement surgeries. The most common types of shoulder replacements are:

Partial Shoulder Replacement

Partial shoulder replacement, wherein only the “ball” or humeral head needs to be replaced

Shoulder Resurfacing

Shoulder resurfacing, performed when younger, very active patients have cartilage worn down to the bone on the “ball” but not the “socket,” also known as the glenoid

Total Shoulder Replacement

Total shoulder replacement, needed when the cartilage is worn down on both the “ball” and the “socket” (i.e. osteoarthritis of the shoulder)

Reverse Shoulder Replacement

Reverse total shoulder replacement, where the “ball” and “socket” are placed in opposite positions, allowing for mobility in the shoulder even with severe rotator cuff damage


Outpatient Shoulder Replacement Process

Prior to surgery, each patient is evaluated by Dr. Goradia to determine if they are a candidate for outpatient surgery. If a patient is deemed a candidate for outpatient shoulder replacement surgery, they may receive one or more physical therapy visits prior to surgery so they can become familiar with the most important exercises they will need to perform regularly after surgery to ensure a smooth recovery.

On the day of surgery, the entire process is completed in about six hours. In the case of outpatient shoulder replacement, as opposed to one or two nights spent in the hospital, the patient can be discharged on the same day to recover in the comforts of their own home.

Outpatient Shoulder Replacement Recovery

After surgery, you will begin outpatient Physical Therapy within 7-10 days.

The anesthesiologist will give you a nerve block prior to surgery to numb your shoulder, the effects of which will last another 12-24 hours after surgery to reduce discomfort. Afterwards, Tylenol or acetaminophen may be recommended for you to take 4 times a day to help with baseline pain control. Applying ice to the shoulder may also reduce pain and swelling. Other prescription medications such as anti-inflammatory medication or medication to combat severe pain may be prescribed depending on your specific needs.


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