As of 2015, total shoulder replacement surgery costs between $7,000 and $21,000, according to CostHelper. Medical insurance plans typically cover the expense of shoulder replacement surgery but require patients to pay a coinsurance percentage along with a predetermined copay amount.
Shoulder replacement surgery options include total shoulder replacement, reverse total shoulder replacement, resurfacing hemiarthroplasty and stemmed hemiarthroplasty, reports the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. The type of shoulder surgery, along with medical tests and physical therapy, determine the overall cost of the procedure, claims CostHelper. Medical insurance plans typically cover the cost of physical therapy but require a copay for each session.