Conventional Shoulder Replacement

Arthritis of the shoulder can be a result of injury or chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. When conservative treatments such as anti-inflammatory medications and steroid injections have failed, shoulder replacement surgery can provide complete and lasting relief of pain.

The techniques for performing shoulder replacement are different from those of hip and knee replacement, and require special skill and training. Some factors such as the function of the rotator cuff are also important in selecting the right type of replacement for each patient.

Partial shoulder replacement, conventional total shoulder replacement, and reverse total shoulder replacement should all be considered for patients prior to surgery.

If you have been diagnosed with arthritis of your shoulder please contact Dr. Christoforetti for consultation!

Practice Locations
Practice Location 1

6710 A Rockledge Dr
Suite 130
Bethesda, MD 20817

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Practice Location 2

19847 Century Blvd
205 Lobby B
Germantown, MD 20874

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Practice Location 3

1071 Seven
Locks Rd
Rockville, MD 20854

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  • Member of Board of Directors ISHA
  • Team Physician Fc Dallas
  • Fellow Hawkins Foundation
  • Board Certified Since 2008 American Board of  Surgery
  • Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Master Instructor The Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Faculty at large American Hip Institue
  • Member American  Society for Sports Medicin