Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Shoulder Replacement

Your shoulder is the most mobile joint of your body. It helps you to move your hand in all the various motions in which you can move it. But, at the same time, it is extremely prone to injury and degeneration. While, depending upon the type of shoulder issue, the treatment varies, there is one treatment which has surpassed the efficiency of any other if the damage is too high – Shoulder Replacement Surgery. However, you need not worry. At Dr Chakri’s Clinic, Dr Chakradhar will first examine you, run a few tests and let you know if you can be treated without having to opt for a shoulder replacement surgery.

However, if it turns out that surgery is the only option, then you needn’t be worried. Dr Chakradhar is one of the Best Orthopedic Surgeon in Hyderabad, so you can trust him with your surgery.

What is a Shoulder Replacement Surgery?

A shoulder replacement surgery is a orthopaedic surgical procedure where the damaged tissues in the shoulder joint are removed and are replaced with an artificial shoulder prosthesis. Each prosthesis is customised individually to meet the requirement of each different individual. At Chakris, we ensure that your new shoulders are as good as your old ones, which is why we take care to customise it carefully.

Even the material of which the artificial shoulder joint is made, is determined after careful examination of the patient’s medical profile. An artificial implant can be made of a metallic element or plastic or some other biochemical. Even a bone graft might be used. At Dr. Chakri’s Clinic, we can guide you choose the best implant for yourself.

Who requires a Shoulder Replacement Surgery?

You might require a shoulder replacement surgery if you experience serious discomfort in moving your hand. The discomfort can be in the form of stiffness or pain or both. However, you will be advised to go for a replacement surgery only if medicines or physiotherapy or other non-surgical approaches fail to improve your condition. A traumatic accident might also necessitate a shoulder replacement surgery.

Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Why Would You Need A Shoulder Replacement Surgery?

Shoulders are two of the most important joints of your body. Sadly, they are much vulnerable to injury as well. A high intensity fall or collision can dislocate the shoulder and can also break the joint beyond repair. Sportspersons are more at risk of getting a shoulder injury. Various types of arthritis weaken your shoulder joint over time. Arthritis can also be induced due to a tear in a shoulder muscle, called rotator cuff tear. There are more ways of damaging your shoulder. At Dr. Chakri’s Clinic, we attend to all kinds of shoulder issues and perform a shoulder replacement surgery, if the need be.

Who performs the surgery?

The first concern regarding a shoulder replacement surgery is if you really need it. At Dr. Chakri’s Clinic, we understand that a Joint Replacement Surgery is a big decision for any patient. So, before we go there, we will let you explore all your options and their scopes. Despite that, if it does come to a replacement surgery, it should only be done by a highly experienced orthopaedic surgeon – after all, your hand movement is at stake! Dr. Chakradhar has been operation on shoulder joints for more than 14 years. He is one of the leading orthopaedic surgeons of the country. He has performed many peculiar cases of replacement surgeries. So, no matter how complex your shoulder injury is, you can find your best hopes at Dr. Chakri’s Clinic.

Types of Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Total shoulder replacement: In a total shoulder replacement, a the entire joint is removed and replaced with a replica of the same. For each surgery, a replica is made in the exact size of the original joint. Although, it helps you to regain your mobility for daily life, heavy exercises like weight lifting or sports are not advisable.

Reverse shoulder replacement: Our shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint. This means that one bone has a hollow socket at its end in which the round-ending of another bone fits in. Traditionally, in a total replacement, they are replaced with their artificial counterparts. But in a reverse shoulder replacement, their positions are reversed. For people whose rotator cuffs are damaged this is a good option since this would allow other muscles to compensate for the rotator cuffs.

Partial shoulder replacement: In a partial shoulder replacement, the natural socket is kept – it can be trimmed or smoothen out, if required. Only the ball is replaced with an artificial implant.

Shoulder resurfacing: During a shoulder resurfacing, the socket is fitted with a smooth, round prosthetic cap. It does not necessarily require the removal of any of the shoulder joint tissues.

Shoulder replacement surgery has become a very common and popular orthopaedic treatment for those who suffer from terrible shoulder issues. Advancements in medical science now allow us to perform such surgeries with minimal invasion with computer’s digital help. Dr. Chakradhar is well-known for performing many successful shoulder replacements which has received positive feedback in both short terms and long terms. So, if you are worried about your shoulder joint, Dr Chakri’s Clinic has got you covered.

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