Shoulder replacement - discharge

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You had shoulder replacement surgery to replace the bones of your shoulder joint with artificial joint parts. The parts include a stem made of metal and a metal ball that fits on the top of the stem. A plastic piece is used as the new surface of the shoulder blade.

Now that you're going home, be sure to follow your surgeon's instructions on how to take care of your new shoulder. Use the information below as a reminder.

When You're in the Hospital

What to Expect at Home

Activity

Pain

Wound Care

When to Call the Doctor