Hello, I'm hoping to hear from forum members who have had shoulder joint replacements due to osteoarthritis. I am a 70 year old man and have been told by my hospital consultant that after the replacement I will not have the full range of movement that an undamaged natural joint once gave me. I was also told there would be no guarantee that I would be totally relieved of pain. I cannot take or use anti-inflammatory tablets/gels like Ketoprofen or Ibuprofen due to other medical issues and at the moment am getting pain relief from using a medicinal cannabis based balm. My affected shoulder means that the arm on that side is only about 50% useful at the moment and I am worried about long term muscle wastage. I would like to hear the good and bad from any of you that have had shoulder replacements. Many thanks.