Shoulder Replacement

A shoulder replacement is also known as ‘shoulder arthroplasty’, and is an operation that replaces the damaged joint with an implant (also known as a ‘prosthesis’). The types of implants used can either replace part or all of the shoulder joint. A total shoulder replacement involves placing an implant on both the socket side (glenoid) and the ball side (head of the humerus). Furthermore, the geometry of the implant used can either be ‘anatomic’ which aims to closely replicate the natural anatomy of the shoulder, or ‘reversed’ which aims to compensate for weak or damaged muscles around the shoulder.
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Shoulder Rotator Cuff Repair

The rotator cuff is a collective term for the tendons which attach to the shoulder and control rotation and elevation of the arm. There are four rotator cuff tendons which attach muscles from the shoulder blade (scapula) to the upper arm bone (humerus). One or more of these tendons can tear from a sudden injury such as a fall, tackle in sport, or reaching out to grab something to prevent a fall. The tendons can also tear as a result of degeneration with age. Find out more about rotator cuff tears in this article.
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Orthopaedic Trauma

Dr Raymond Yu manages all general orthopaedic trauma including fractures and dislocations of the upper and lower limbs. Common traumatic injuries requiring orthopaedic specialist care include wrist fractures, scaphoid fractures, shoulder fractures, hip fractures and ankle fractures.

These injuries are unexpected and can be overwhelming for patients and their families. Dr Yu and his expert team will guide you through the rehabilitation and recovery.

Shoulder Dislocation

Shoulder instability refers to the ball of the humerus sliding off the edge of the glenoid rim. When it completely slides off, the shoulder is dislocated. When the shoulder has been dislocated once, it has a tendency to become unstable and can be easier to dislocate again.

If there are ongoing instability symptoms, or the risk of repeat dislocations is high, then surgery may be necessary to stabilise the shoulder joint.

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Hand and wrist surgery

The hand is a complex and delicate mechanism composed of many interlinked muscles, tendons, nerves and bones. It is essential for so many simple daily tasks and injury or disease of the hand can be life changing.

Dr Raymond Yu treats both chronic and emergency conditions of the hand and wrist. Chronic conditions include nerve compression (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome), trigger finger, Dupuytren’s contracture and arthritis. Emergency conditions include fractures, tendon rupture and lacerations.

My goals as a surgeon are to relieve your pain, restore your function, and return you back to doing what you love.

– Dr Raymond Yu

  • Adelaide Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Specialist Shoulder & Upper Limb Surgeon

Dr Raymond Yu

Dr Raymond Yu is an Adelaide Orthopaedic Surgeon with post-Fellowship expertise in Shoulder and Upper Limb Surgery.
He specialises in orthopaedic surgery of the Shoulder and Upper Limb with a focus on modern keyhole and minimally-invasive techniques.
Dr Yu has a special passion for:

  • Rotator cuff repair surgery
  • Shoulder replacement surgery
  • Shoulder stabilisation surgery



In October 2022, Dr Raymond Yu attended the 2022 Shoulder Arthroplasty Symposium in Sydney...


In June 2022, Dr Raymond Yu was invited to New York, USA to attend...


In December 2020, Dr Raymond Yu completed a six month advanced Fellowship in Shoulder...


Dr Yu was invited to travel to and spend the day operating with Shoulder...

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