UK trained Orthopedic surgeon Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam perfoms shoulder surgery in India. Shoulder arthroscopy, Shoulder resurfacing & replacement, Reverse shoulder replacement are offered at affordable cost.
The common procedures performed are shoulder arthroscopy, Bankart repair, subacromial decompression and rotator cuff repair.
Osteoarthritis is the commonest form of shoulder arthritis. It is due to wear of the cartilage lining. Exposure of bare bone causes pain. Pain can be extremely debilitating, partilcularly at night. Patients over over fifty are commonly affected. An injury can precipitate it. There is often a familial predisposition.
Rheumatoid arthritis is the other common form of arthritis. When pain becomes debilitating, shoulder replacement and resurfacing are effective treatments. Shoulder resurfacing is a bone preserving alternative to replacement. I was the first surgeon to do Shoulder resurfacing in Chennai. See here.
Rotator cuff injuries are the leading cause of shoulder pain after middle age. Arthroscopy assisted mini open repair is effective in relieving pain.
Shoulder injuries cut short the career of many sportsmen. Sportsmen in games like cricket, javelin throw, volleyball, basketball, baseball, rugby, football suffer shoulder injuries due to throwing or accidents. The commonest direction of shoulder dislocation is to the front. It is known as recurrent shoulder dislocation. We offer arthroscopic & open Bankart repair for recurrent shoulder dislocation.
People who use their arm for throwing can develop internal impingement and SLAP lesions. Arthroscopic repair is the best method for SLAP lesions.
Reverse shoulder replacement is done for shoulder arthritis resulting from massive rotator cuff tears. It reverses the position of the ball and socket in the shoulder. Shoulder stiffness is a common complaint among diabetics, post injury or surgery. It is known as frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis. Exercises are advised initially. Resistant cases of frozen shoulder are advised arthroscopic release or manipulation under anesthesia (MUA).
Elderly people sustain fractures of the upper humerus. In severe fractures, replacement of the upper humerus (hemi-arthroplasty) is the best treatment.
Key hole Bankart repair
Frozen shoulder release
Shoulder resurfacing implant