The New Shoulder

Right Shoulder Prosthesis

Here is the proof of my new shoulder. The new titanium ball is nicely fitted into my humerus, the long bone in the upper arm between the elbow joint and the shoulder. It took a highly skilled surgeon with hammer, saw, and drill to get it there, which explains the pain and long recovery time to get back to normal. You can’t see the socket of the prosthetic ball and socket pair. The socket is plastic and does not show up in the x-ray. The short white line to the right is the screw in the center of socket fastening it to the glenoid. One thing I am sure about: the new ball and socket will be there for the duration. If you want to see the toolkit and parts used to create the new shoulder joint, look here.