What happens during the shoulder joint operation?

Start of the shoulder operation

  • After anaesthesia: supine position of the patient on the operation table
  • Disinfection and sterile covering of the arm and shoulder

Course of the shoulder operation

Conclusion of the shoulder operation

  • Suturing the muscles and closing the wound using sutures or staples
  • Application of a dressing and taking an X-ray to check the exact fit of the shoulder endoprosthesis
  • Removing the skin staples or stitches after around 12 to 14 days
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