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Osteoarthritis (Degenerative Joint Disease)

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. This degenerative joint disease occurs when the cartilage that cushions the end of the bones gradually wears away. The bones begin to rub against each other, leading to irritation, swelling, stiffness and pain.

Shoulder joint replacement surgery is an effective treatment for serous osteoarthritis of the shoulder. Talk with your doctor about whether surgery is a good choice for you.