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SHOULDER JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY

We are known for the best quality and advanced joint replacement procedure offered for various shoulder disorders. We provide the safe replacement for your damaged or painful shoulder joint. Before understanding our surgical procedure for shoulder joint replacement let us understand the anatomy of shoulder

WHAT IS ANATOMY OF SHOULDER?

Human shoulder is a ball and socket joint and the ball moves smoothly at the top of upper arm in the socket of shoulder blade on the lining of cartilage. In case the cartilage gets damaged due to injury or arthritis then it can result in painful or stiff joint.  In that case artificial joint can improve mobility and reduce pain.

WHAT IS SHOULDER RESURFACING?

It is advanced technique and alternate to the total shoulder replacement surgery. It involves the bone conserving rather than the removal of bone practically. In this procedure rehabilitation of the patient gets faster due to less damage to tissue.

Results of resurfacing are effective in terms of movement and function and due to use of small implants its revision is also easy.

HOW TO DETECT NEED OF SHOULDER REPLACEMENT?

Arthritis patients experience the severe pain and even difficulty in movement or activity and sometime condition get worse as patients feel pain during rest also. These patients also feel pain at night and the shoulder make grinding or grafting noise while movement. Patients can also notice the symptoms like catch, grab, clunk or shoulder lock up and by the time patient feels the loss of motion or weakness in the affected part of shoulder. Such symptoms are more than enough to confirm the need of shoulder replacement surgery

AM I CANDIDATE FOR SHOULDER REPLACEMENT SURGERY?

If after trying various treatments of shoulder arthritis, you could not find relief from the joint pain then you are candidate for the shoulder replacement surgery. If you are having the good health and have informed to surgeon about your medical history, it means you are ready for the surgery.

Good candidate should also be aware about the potential risks of the surgery and mentally prepare for the surgery.

WHAT IS RECOVERY PERIOD AFTER SHOULDER REPLACEMENT SURGERY?

This procedure demands for the stay of 1-3 days for patient in hospital after surgery. Immediate after the surgery you are not allowed to use your arm as you can attempt for usage after the instructions by your surgeon.

Trained physiotherapists may start with some assisted moments following surgery but not in each case. On average basis the recovery period ranges from 1-3 months in which patient can resume his normal activities and functioning of shoulder

CAN REHABILITATION BE PRACTICED AT HOME??

Some general exercises as per the instructions of physician can be performed at home but the regular visits to the surgeon and therapists can be more useful for you to resume your mobility.

HOW MUCH TIME WILL IT TAKE TO RETURN TO ORDINARY DAILY ACTIVITIES?

Some gentle activities can be performed after surgery in 2-6 weeks but the activities like driving must be started after the proper recovery of patient which is necessary for the comfortable and confidently functioning.

With the consent of your surgeon you can resume your activities like swimming, golf and tennis at least after 6 months.

WHAT ARE VARIOUS TYPES OF SHOULDER REPLACEMENT SURGERIES?

  1. Partial shoulder replacement surgery or hemi-artroplasty in which part of the shoulder joint is replaced
  2. Total shoulder replacement surgery or artroplasty in which complete shoulder joint is replaced
  3. Reverse shoulder replacement surgery in which artificial ball is attached to shoulder blade and socket is fitted to the top of upper arm.