I have been suffering from the shoulder for a long time, my doctor tells me about ‘osteoarthritis’ is this serious?

Author of the response: Dr. Régis Guinand [/ su_label] Category: FAQ Arthrose Osteoarthritis [/ su_permalink] [Su_spacer]

The term osteoarthritis is commonly used for joint pain, often wrongly on the shoulder !!

Osteoarthritis is the permanent disappearance of the cartilage covering the bones in a joint (their role is to facilitate movement).


The treatment is primarily medical with analgesics, anti-inflammatories, infiltrations or even visco-supplementation …


Osteoarthritis of the shoulder can affect 2 different joints:

– The glenohumeral joint between the humerus (bone of the arm) and the glenoid of the scapula (scapula) called ‘Omarthrosis’ is the true osteoarthritis of the shoulder.
This one can lead to a shoulder prosthesis …

– The acromioclavicular joint between the clavicle and the acromion (upper end of the scapula (scapula), much more common can lead to a simple surgical procedure and benign compared to a prosthesis …