Shoulder Hemiarthroplasty

Shoulder Hemiarthroplasty

Shoulder hemiarthroplasty or Partial shoulder is performed mostly in complex fractures of the shoulder where the fracture has multiple fragments which can’t be reconstructed. It’s usually reserved for elderly persons where poor bone quality due to osteoporosis prevents stable fixation of the fracture fragments. In these cases the fractured head is excised and replaced by artificial head which allows quick recovery and return to function.