Reverse Shoulder Replacement India

A Reverse shoulder replacement India restored mobility to a 71 year old lady. She was suffering from Rheumatoid arthritis.

A complex Reverse Shoulder Replacement procedure was undertaken on an Odisha patient at a city-based hospital helping restore mobility. In a release here today, Dr AK Venkatachalam, who specializes in joint replacements and arthroscopy, said Ms P Nair from Bhubaneshwar of Odisha had been suffering from left shoulder pain for the last 15 years due towidespread rheumatoid arthritis.   She could not get any relief from Ayurvedic treatment. CT and MRI scans showed advanced bone and soft tissue destruction from the rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis affects all the synovial joints ultimately leading to joint damage and bony destruction.
As the bony destruction was advanced, Dr A K Venkatachalam decided on the basis of the scan reports to perform a Reverse Shoulder Replacement “which was her only option.”
He performed the surgery that took nearly two and half hours.
Earlier in 2008, he had performed bilateral knee replacements to help her to walk. In a reverse shoulder replacement, the surgeon is faced with extensive damage to the rotator cuff, joint and bones. The rationale is instead of relying on the rotator cuff tendons to initiate movement, the surgeon relies on the Deltoid muscle to initiate lifting of the arm. The normal position of the ball in a shoulder joint is at the upper end of the arm bone while the socket is at the outer end of the shoulder blade.  In this operation, the position of the two is reversed with the ball being shifted to the shoulder blade and the socket to the upper end of the arm bone.  The center of rotation is shifted more outward and this makes the Deltoid muscle more effective, he claimed. The back side of the un-cemented ball is coated with a ceramic material to allow osseo-integration by the patient’s own bone. The ball will biologically integrate with her shoulder blade. The socket is cemented into the arm bone. He said the patient had recovered well and will be discharged in a day.  She will be totally pain free and recover full mobility after a course of physical therapy, Dr Venkatachalam said.  The total cost of the surgery, which was done at a private hospital in the city, worked out to nearly Rs 4 lakh, he added.

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PRP injection treatment of collar bone arthritis

PRP injection relieved this young man’s shoulder pain. He was suffering from collar bone arthritis from years of Gymming and sports. He had tried other treatments before. Finally before going in for surgery, he has decided to try out PRP injections. See the procedure and his story here. Visit

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Result of Rotator cuff repair Chennai, India

Rotator cuff repair Chennai, India. See result at 3 months.
Do you suffer from shoulder pain after an injury? It might be a rotator cuff tear. The rotator cuff is a group of tendons in the shoulder that aid in lifting your arm. When they are damaged, you will feel pain and will be unable to lift the arm.
Minimal invasive rotator cuff repair will give you pain relief and restore movements.
See how this middle aged man has made good recovery at 3 months.  e mail- Visit

Rotator cuff repair Chennai

Movement at 3 months after surgery

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Rotator cuff repair India -Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam patient story

A patient narrates his experience of rotator cuff repair India done by Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam. He underwent a rotator cuff repair. His condition has improved by surgery followed by physio-therapy. Rotator cuff repairs occur as a result of falls/ accidents in young people. In the elderly, they are degenerative in origin. Pain is the main symptom. A rotator cuff repair suceeds in alleviating pain.

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Rotator cuff repair India- Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam does it in Chennai

Do you or your relative need a Rotator cuff repair India? Can’t find a surgeon to do it in your town? Rotator cuff tears occur after domestic falls or in the work spot. Untreated, the patient is unable to lift his arm. The shoulder may become stiff and arthritis later. Surgical repair relieves paind and restores function to a great degree. Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam offers this procedure in Chennai. He performs key hole surgery to observe the shoulder joint and shave bone. Later the repair is done by a mini open method. Watch this South African lawyer’s testimonial. See more testimonials and procedures at

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Shoulder resurfacing in India relieves South African’s arthritis

South African lady narrates her experience of double shoulder resurfacings by Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam in Chennai, India. If you too want a shoulder replacement or resurfacing at an affordable cost in India, please e mail us at

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Shoulder surgery India | key hole surgery Chennai

Shoulder surgery India

Shoulder surgery India

Listen to Indian patient experience of shoulder surgery in Chennai. Mr. AK from Vizagapatnam got prompt pain relief by key hole Shoulder surgery performed by Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam in Chennai, India. His chronic suffering was relieved in one day by key hole surgery. He is happy with the outcome and can return to his job abroad with confidence. Visit to see how shoulder surgery can help you too.

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Shoulder operations performed by Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam, India

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Sports injuries Chennai- Key hole surgery relieves pain

Sports injuries Chennai

Everester had key hole surgery

Sports injuries Chennai. Are you an avid sportsman? Do you suffer from shoulder dislocation, pain? Is the pain stopping you from enjoying your favorite sport? Worry not! Help is hand.
Visit Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam’s clinic in Chennai.
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Arthroscopic sub-acromial decompression India

Arthroscopic subacromial decompression

Arthroscopic sub-acromial decompression India

Arthroscopic sub-acromial decompression India is one of the commonest key hole procedures. It is done to remove bone spurs. Bone spurs cause a painful condition known as sub acromial impingement.  The most common bone spurs occur on the under side of the acromion process of the shoulder blade.

In this procedure a small piece of bone on the under surface of the acromion process is removed by key hole surgery.

Shoulder impingement is a condition resulting to injury to the rotator cuff tendons. It is seen in adults. It is caused by protruding bone and inflamed soft tissues. The tendons become irritated and inflamed as they pass under neath the acromion process. This can lead to pain, weakness and loss of movement. Movements requiring overhead activities such as reaching to a shelf, combing hair or reaching behind to the back can lead to pain. Its treatment can begin with analgesics and a steroid injection. If these don’t relieve pain, then a arhroscopic sub-acromial decompression can lead to marked pain relief.

In an arthroscopic sub-acromial decompression in India,  two or three small stab incisions are made at the back, front and side of the shoulder joint. A pencil sized camera is inserted into the shoulder joint and the structures viewed on a TV screen. Under direct visualization, the protruding bone is identified and can be shaved off. If other conditions like a rotator cuff tear are present, then these can also be repaired either arthroscopically or through a minimally invasive incision. Following this procedure, more room is available for the rotator cuff tendons.

Here a snap shot of arthroscopic sub acromial decompression is shown. The structure in the top of the picture is the undersurface of the acromion. The rotator cuff is shown in the bottom.

This procedure is done as a day care procedure. Recovery is rapid as it is done through key hole surgery.

If you suffer from shoulder pain, please visit our website for more information. Listen to patient testimonial here, watch a shoulder procedure, read up the doctor’s profile.

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