Do you need to get shoulder replacement India. Get this done by an expert in the field. Dr.Venkatachalam has experience in shoulder replacement, resurfacing and reverse shoulder replacement.
Why is shoulder replacement India needed? It is needed for shoulder arthritis.
Shoulder arthritis is the second most common form of arthritis of the peripheral joints. Rheumatoid arthritis, post traumatic arthritis can all cause arthritic damage. Till now the treatment has been a total shoulder replacement. Shoulder resurfacing is now emerging as a superior alternative to replacement in India.
It is being provided for affordable costs in state of the art hospital facilities in India. International medical travel is bringing many western patients to India for shoulder resurfacing. Many international patients come to 5 star hospitals in India seeking value medical treatment like shoulder resurfacing.
Shoulder arthritis is less common than hip & knee arthritis in India. It mainly affects older individuals.
Causes of shoulder arthritis are:
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Avascular necrosis
• Rotator cuff tear arthropathy
• Post traumatic arthritispost septic arthritis
• Post tubercular arthritis
In shoulder arthritis like any other arthritis, only the top surface of the upper end of the arm bone (humerus) is affected. The socket is usually not damaged. There is no bone loss. The traditional operation for a shoulder arthritic problem is a shoulder replacement. However this involves sacrifice of bone. A shoulder resurfacing on the other hand preserves bone and can be performed in 95% of cases for the above mentioned conditions.
Shoulder replacement vs shoulder resurfacing
In a conventional shoulder replacement, the damaged parts of the joint comprising the shoulder joint are completely removed and replaced with a metal and plastic prosthesis. The metal portion is buried into the shaft of the arm bone (humerus). It has a stem and ball shaped end. The socket is made of polyethylene with a metal back and stem buried into the outer end of the shoulder blade.
In a shoulder resurfacing on the other hand, the top end of the arm bone is shaped to a hemispherical shape with cheese grating reamers. A central hole is drilled in the centre of the head of the humerus. The prosthesis made of Cobalt chrome, molybdenum and coated on the inside with hydroxyapatite is impacted in. Hydroxyapatite allows natural bony in growth over time and fixation.
The operation is done through a minimally invasive approach under either general or regional anesthesia.
The implant helps in preservation of natural bone and tissues of the patient.
It is seen as an ideal option for the younger, active patient who wants to lead a normal life. This cement less implant utilizes a patient’s natural t issue growth. It can also be used in the older arthritic patient with good bone stock.
Shoulder resurfacing prosthesis
The Copeland shoulder prosthesis from Biomet is an example. This is the only surface replacement with the longest follow up. It was recently introduced in India.
At Indian hospitals, cost of surgery is low and is affordable by most international patients. Hospitals have state of the art infra structure and could be called as five star hospitals. The OR’s have clean air which ensure a safe outcome after joint replacement. Rooms cater to all budgets ranging from suites general wards.
Shoulder resurfacing in Indian hospitals therefore has a chance of becoming a much sought after operation for international patients seeking treatment in India. You will get a high quality service at a very affordable cost.
Dr. A.K. Venkatachalam, MS, DNB, FRCS (UK), MCh. (Liverpool) has worked with leading Orthopaedic surgeons in the UK, Belgium and Dubai earlier. He is affiliated to the Chettinad health city in Chennai. Recovery from surgery is no longer a painful ordeal as expert anesthetists provide effective anesthesia and pain relief to inpatients. The intensive care unit is monitored by alert physicians round the clock and multi specialty referrals are readily available. There are well qualified physiotherapists to help you recover quickly from surgery.
Our track record:
We have had the pleasure of treating international patients. Shoulder replacements & resurfacing is performed using the most modern techniques and prostheses in India.
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