Are you interested in how shoulder replacement surgery may help you to alleviate pain and improve mobility? Lancaster, PA residents should look no further than our Lancaster Orthopedic Group location in Lancaster. Dr. Michael Bercik and our experienced team specialize in conditions of the shoulder and elbow so you can feel confident you are on the path to recovery.

Shoulder Replacement Surgeon Lancaster, PADr. Michael Bercik is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in conditions of the shoulder and elbow. Following receiving his medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Bercik went on to complete three fellowships in order to master advanced orthopedic techniques to treat complicated conditions of the shoulder. For two of these fellowships, Dr. Michael Bercik worked internationally with leaders in the field to expand his skillset beyond traditional orthopedic practice.

In addition to his fellowship experience, Dr. Bercik has been honored with multiple awards to showcase his academic prowess and dedication to patients. In fact, he was honored with the Mark D. Chilton award for outstanding patient care, in addition to the Orthopaedic In-training Examination award for scoring the highest in his residency program. Dr. Bercik prides himself on offering the best care available to his patients, and he is dedicated to continuing to learn the latest scientific methods to bring amazing results.

What is a Shoulder Joint Replacement?

The purpose of a shoulder joint replacement is to remove areas of the shoulder joint bones that are damaged and put in plastic or metal implants. The purpose of this is to increase the range of motion of the shoulder and decrease pain. This procedure is most commonly called an arthroplasty.

When there is damage to the shoulder joint, motion can quickly become uncomfortable and pain can be present in multiple areas of the shoulder. The shoulder is a ball and socket joint, which means the round head of one bone (in this case, the humerus) fits into a shallow socket known as the shoulder socket. A shoulder joint replacement may replace the head of the humerus, the socket, or both.

When you have a shoulder joint replacement, the size and shape of the implant will range depending on your condition and the needs of your procedure. Your orthopedic surgeon will work with you to determine the best type of surgery for you in order to give you maximal results.

Who Should Have a Shoulder Joint Replacement?

Having a shoulder joint replacement is a personal choice, and it should be a decision that is made after a discussion between you and your orthopedic surgeon. Shoulder joint replacements can be recommended for a number of conditions that cause damage to the shoulder, such as:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Certain diseases causing bone degeneration
  • Fractures
  • Osteonecrosis

Ready to Begin?

Let’s connect! Residents of Lancaster, PA looking for an expert shoulder replacement surgeon can trust Dr. Michael Bercik with their care. Dr. Bercik has been providing state-of-the-art, high-quality orthopedic shoulder care to Lancaster residents for many years, and he is committed to helping each patient achieve outstanding results. To schedule your first appointment today, use the “Schedule An Appointment” link in the top right of the website or call (866) 564-1000.