What happens during the shoulder joint surgery?

Start of shoulder surgery

  • After anaesthesia: patient placed in supine position on the operating table
  • Arm and shoulder disinfected and sterile covering put in place

Course of the shoulder surgery

Conclusion of shoulder surgery

  • Muscles are sutured and wound is closed using sutures or staples
  • Dressing applied and X-rays taken to check the exact fit of the shoulder endoprosthesis
  • Skin staples or stitches removed after approx. 12 to 14 days