What You Need to Know About Shoulder Replacement Surgery

What You Need to Know About Shoulder Replacement Surgery

by Stephanie Meadows
Most people know someone with an artificial hip or knee, but an artificial shoulder is not really a well-known entity. The shoulder is an elegant piece of machinery, made up of three main parts: your upper arm bone (the humorous), your shoulder blade (the scapula), and your collarbone (the clavicle). When a shoulder is healthy, your bones are covered with cartilage and a lubricating membrane that keep the joints moving and avoiding bone to bone friction.