Shoulder replacement surgery in India at Best joint replacement Surgery Hospitalsby Deep Ray Health
India offers great advantages to people looking for affordable joint replacement surgery as not only the cost of shoulder replacement surgery in India is quite low but the surgeons are well accomplished in the field, hospitals in India are offer latest and most advanced technology and there is no waiting time for joint replacement surgery in India.
Shoulder joint replacement surgery,
also known as total shoulder replacement, is performed to replace a shoulder
joint with artificial components of metal or plastic (prostheses) when the
shoulder joint is severely damaged by degenerative joint diseases as arthritis,
or in complex cases of upper arm bone fracture.
Symptoms of shoulder arthritis
The following are the common symptoms of shoulder arthritis:
- Pain with activities
- Limited range of motion
- Stiffness of the shoulder
- Swelling of the joint
- Tenderness around the joint
- A feeling of grinding or catching within the joint
Candidate for total shoulder replacement surgery
Patients who have tried the usual treatments for shoulder arthritis, but have not been able to find adequate relief, may be a candidate for shoulder replacement surgery. Your surgeon can decide your candidacy for shoulder replacement after examination and investigations.
Shoulder Replacement Surgery
There are several different types of shoulder replacements.
- Total Shoulder Replacement
The usual total shoulder replacement 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. If the bone is of good quality, your surgeon may choose to use a non-cemented or press-fit humeral component. If the bone is soft, the humeral component may be implanted with bone cement. In most cases, an all-plastic glenoid component is implanted with bone cement. Implantation of a glenoid component is not advised if:
- The glenoid has good cartilage.
- The glenoid bone is severely deficient.
- The rotator cuff tendons are irreparably torn.
Patients with bone-on-bone
osteoarthritis and intact rotator cuff tendons are generally good candidates
for conventional total shoulder replacement.
Depending on the condition of the shoulder, your surgeon may replace only the ball. Sometimes, this decision is made in the operating room at the time of the surgery. Some surgeons replace the ball when it is severely fractured and the socket is normal.
- Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
Another type of shoulder replacement is called reverse total shoulder replacement. This surgery was developed in Europe in the 1980s. It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the United States in 2004. Reverse total shoulder replacement is used for people who have:
- Completely torn rotator cuffs and
- The effects of severe arthritis (cuff tear arthropathy) or
- Had a previous shoulder replacement that failed
X-Rays before and after reverse total shoulder replacement for cuff tear arthropathy For these individuals, a conventional total shoulder replacement can still leave them with pain. They may also be unable to lift their arm up past a 90-degree angle. Not being unable to lift one's arm away from the side can be severely debilitating. In reverse total shoulder replacement, the socket and metal ball are switched. That means a metal ball is attached to the shoulder bone and a plastic socket is attached to the upper arm bone. This allows the patient to use the deltoid muscle instead of the torn rotator cuff to lift the arm.
Advantages of Shoulder replacement surgery
- Shoulder replacement surgery relieves pain and restores joint function in patients with end-stage degenerative joint disease resulting from osteoarthritis, traumatic arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
- The surgery regains the ability to maintain movement in the joint
- Gives a good useable range of movement of the shoulder
Shoulder replacement surgery in India is an ideal solution for those who are unable to pay the exorbitant costs of the surgery in their home countries, but do not wish to compromise on the high quality of the medical facilities and the highly specialized medical staff.
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