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 arthritis pain becomes debilitating, shoulder replacement and resurfacing are permanent treatments. Shoulder resurfacing is a bone preserving alternative to replacement. I was the first surgeon to do Shoulder resurfacing in Chennai. See here. A reverse shoulder replacement is a very useful procedure in cases of bone and soft tissue loss. I am one of the few surgeons to have done this procedure in India. I got trained in these advanced procedures in the UK and Belgium.
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. I perform 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 is also indicated in severe 3 and 4 part proximal humeral fractures with comminution. 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). Arthroscopic release is performed for those cases which don’t yield to the above measures.
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