Shoulder Surgery in India
Your shoulder is the most flexible joint in your body. It allows you to place and rotate your arm in many positions in front, above, to the side, and behind your body. This flexibility also makes your shoulder susceptible to instability and injury.
Depending on the nature of the problem, nonsurgical methods of treatment often are recommended before surgery. However, in some instances, delaying the surgical repair of a shoulder can increase the likelihood that the problem will be more difficult to treat later. Early, correct diagnosis and treatment of shoulder problems can make a significant difference in the long run.
People who suffer from following conditions should consider Shoulder Joint Replacement
- Severe shoulder pain that often hurdles the day to day activities such as bathing, washing, toileting and dressing.
- Perpetual pain while sleeping. Such pain is enough to prevent you from a good night’s sleep.
- Severe weakness in the shoulder joint and loss of motion
- Subsequent failure of medical treatment such as anti-inflammatory medicines, cortisone injections and physiotherapy
Treatment Options for Shoulder Surgery and Injuries
Shoulder replacement is a surgical procedure in which all or part of the glenohumeral joint is replaced by a prosthetic implant. Such jointreplacement surgery generally is conducted to relieve arthritis pain or fix severe physical joint damage.Thier are two types of surgery total shoulder replacement or partial replacement
Total shoulder Repalcement
The total shoulder replacement is surgery which involves replacing the arthritic joint surfaces with a highly polished metal ball attached to a stem, and a plastic socket.. The components come in various sizes. They may be either cemented or “press fit” into the bone. The surgery helps to reduce the joint pain and improved the motion function in patients suffering from a variety of arthritic conditions.
Partial Shoulder Replacement Surgery
Shoulder hemiarthroplasty, also known as a partial replacement, is a shoulder replacement in which the humerus (arm bone) is replaced with a prosthetic metal implant, while the other half of the shoulder joint, the glenoid, is left intact. Shoulder hemiarthroplasty is indicated in severe, persistent conditions of shoulder osteoarthritis in which only the humeral head is damaged.
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that form a cuff over the shoulder joint. These muscles and tendons hold the arm in its joint and help the shoulder joint to move. The tendons can be torn from overuse or injury. Rotator cuff repair is surgery to repair a torn tendon in the shoulder. The procedure can be done with a large (open) incision or with shoulder arthroscopy, which uses small buttonhole-sized incisions.The surgery is designed to lessen the shoulder pain by repairing the rotator cuff. The other rotator cuff treatment options include limited overhead activity, use of a sling, anti-inflammatory medication, steroid injection and physical therapy.
Shoulder arthroscopy is surgery that uses a tiny camera called anarthroscope to examine or repair the tissues inside or around yourshoulder joint. The arthroscope is inserted through a small cut (incision) in your skin. At the end of the surgery, the incisions will be closed with stitches and covered with a dressing (bandage).
Cost of Shoulder Disorder Treatment
The cost of a normal shoulder Arthroscopy procedure in india is approximately $4000 which is almost1/5th the cost in USA,Europe and UK.