Shoulder Replacement Surgery


Here, at Aakash Healthcare Super Speciality Hospital, we offer you a wide range of world class services concerning the realm of Shoulder Orthopaedics. Our advanced use of minimal access surgeries and highly modernized services are a great solution for all the medical conditions of shoulder. In most of the cases concerned with shoulder injuries, the resultant conditionsaggravate the harm. This leads to agonizing shoulder joint inflammation which develops into vanishing of the typically smooth ligament surfaces of the shoulder, which in earlier conditions facilitated the ball and attachment to easily float against each other. This vanishing of ligament covering brings about a "bone on bone" joint and can be very excruciating. To counter the pain, we have a team of experts to offer shoulder replacement surgery . It is a hugely effective methodology for treating the aliments and conditions that frequently result toward the end phase of different types of joint inflammation or degenerative joint infection of the shoulder joint. The essential objective of shoulder substitution surgery is relief from discomfort, with an optional advantage of re-establishing movement, quality, and helping the returning patients to an action level as close to as could be expected under the normal circumstances.

Diagnosis procedure for Shoulder Replacement Surgery:

The evaluation and assessment of Shoulder Replacement Surgery is followed up in clear steps to ensure a successful treatment of the injury leading to a normal quality of shoulder movement and associated processes. In some cases, family doctorsrefer the patients to an orthopaedic specialist for an intensive assessment to decide whether you can profit by this surgery.An assessment with an orthopaedic specialist comprises of evaluating the medical history of patient. Orthopaedic specialists assemble data about patient’s general wellbeing and evaluate the condition of shoulder injury and its capacity to work. This is followed up with a physical examination, during this procedure the movement, soundness, and quality of shoulder is surveyed. The resultant X-rays help to decide the degree of harm in patient’s shoulder. They can indicate loss of the ordinary joint space between bones, straightening or inconsistency in the state of the bone, stiffness, nerve injuries, and/or free bits of ligament or bone inside the joint.Infrequently blood tests, a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, or a bone scan might be expected to decide the state of the bone and delicate tissues of patient’s shoulder. Orthopaedic specialists survey the assessment and at times, consider other alternatetreatments, such as:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Injections
  • Exercise based recuperation
  • Surgery

Description of Shoulder Replacement Surgery:

In shoulder replacement surgery, the harmed parts of the shoulder are expelled and supplanted with manufactured segments, called a prosthesis. The treatment choices are either substitution of just the head of the humerus bone (ball), or replacement of both the ball and the socket (glenoid).

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the common causes for shoulder replacement injuries?
A: The common causes of for shoulder replacement injuries are Osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease), Rheumatoid Arthritis, post-traumatic Arthritis, Rotator Cuff Tear Arthropathy, Osteonecrosis, accidents /fractures, and previously failed shoulder replacement surgery.

Q: What are the types of shoulder replacement surgery?
A: The types of shoulder replacement surgery are Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery , Stemmed Hemiarthroplasty, Resurfacing Hemiarthroplasty, and Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement

Q: What are the complications involved after treatment of shoulder replacement surgery?
A: The possible complications involved after treatment of shoulder replacement surgery are infections, prosthesis problems, nerve injury, glenoid loosening, instability, and shoulder stiffness.

Q: What is the aftermath of shoulder replacement surgery?
A: In often cases, the follow-up of shoulder replacement surgery includes Pain Managementand Rehabilitation.

Q: What are the medications prescribed for pain relief after shoulder replacement surgery?
A: The medicines prescribed for pain relief after shoulder replacement surgery are opioids,NSAIDs, and anaesthetics.

Q: Post-surgery, for how much time the arm sling has to be used?
A:The condition depends on the degree of motion and stability of the implant. Accordingly, the arm sling can be removed.

Q: Post-surgery, for how much time does the patient has to avoid desk work?
A: Usually, two to three weeks are advised by the doctors. But in some cases, four months or more can be advised.


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