Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Northeast Georgia Medical Center is home to the region’s only dedicated Joint Care Center. Our multi-disciplinary team at the Joint Care Center provides comprehensive care from surgery through recovery to support improved outcomes for patients. We offer specialized expertise and experience in innovative techniques for shoulder replacement surgery to give you a chance at enjoying a life free of pain.

The Procedure

The shoulder area is one of the most versatile joints in the human body. Use of the shoulder involves the interaction between your muscles, ligaments, tendons and three main bones including the humerus, scapula and clavicle. This joint allows you the flexibility to move and rotate your arm with a wide range of motion. When this area is damaged, it can be very painful to move your arm, causing disruption to your everyday routine.

Our experienced orthopedic team at Northeast Georgia Medical Center offers shoulder replacement as an option to help treat ongoing shoulder pain and reduced mobility. This procedure is recommended for patients who have experienced an injury such as a rotator cuff tear or shoulder fracture and for those who suffer from debilitating osteoarthritis or inflammatory arthritis. A shoulder replacement, also referred to as shoulder arthroplasty, involves the removal of the damaged portions of the bone or cartilage which are replaced with artificial implants to create new joint surfaces. Shoulder replacement surgery is successful in reducing pain, improving range of rotation and mobility as well as restoring strength and function to help patients return to their everyday lifestyle.

Why Choose NGMC?

The Orthopedic Program at NGMC offers comprehensive medical and surgical care from expert orthopedic specialists who are equipped with the most advanced technology, treatments and surgical techniques. All of our orthopedic surgeons are board certified or board eligible and bring the full spectrum of orthopedic options to the greater Northeast Georgia region. 

Through the Joint Care Center of NGMC, we offer a number of unique benefits to patients, including access to an Orthopedic Nurse Navigator to guide you throughout the entire journey, access to a specialized joint care patient portal through VOX and access to surgeons who perform a high volume of joint surgeries each year. Learn more about our Joint Care Center or view our patient FAQs to learn what to expect as a patient.

Connect with us today!

Are you ready to talk with a member of Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s orthopedic care team? Here are ways you can get started:


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Call one of our Orthopedic Nurse Navigators:
Braselton | 770-848-1380 or Gainesville | 770-219-5257


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