Shoulder Replacement Surgery
Shoulder is a significant joint that is responsible for a great deal of movement. It covers a greater range of motion than any other joint in the body. Any condition causing pain, discomfort to this joint can affect a large part of the daily activities one performs. When the discomfort is to the extreme point when simple medication and therapies are of no use, one might consider a shoulder replacement surgery.
What is Shoulder Replacement Surgery?
Also known as shoulder arthroplasty, this surgery replaces damaged shoulder areas with artificial implants. These implants are made up of metals, plastics or other materials and are crafted for individual fit.
The main goal of the shoulder replacement surgery is to reduce pain, weakness and stiffness in the shoulder and regain the lost shoulder function to the maximum.
There are the different shoulder replacement procedures and the type of replacement procedure opted for a patient depends upon the type of shoulder damage along with common factors such as age and overall fitness.
Types of Shoulder Replacement Surgery
• Anatomic total shoulder replacement
This is done to replace both the ball and the socket
• Reverse total shoulder replacement
Here the ball and the socket are replaced but with reversed implants and is opted in case of severe shoulder damage
• Partial shoulder replacement
It is done when only the head (ball) of the joint is damaged
Shoulder Replacement Surgery Procedure
Before the surgery, the surgeon will examine the overall health of the patient along with the medical history. Imaging tests such as x-rays and MRI will also be needed to track the exact damage and plan for the implants. Apart from these other tests such as blood test might also be recommended.
It is important to let the surgeon know about any medication that the patient might be taking.
The surgery is performed general anesthesia. The surgeon will make cuts and will place the implants and will stitch the area. After surgery, in majority of the cases, patients will be able to perform regular function like walk, eat and go to bathrooms. Patients might be advised to stay for a few days into the hospital depending upon the individual condition.
Recovery after Shoulder Replacement Surgery
Total recovery might take few weeks and depends upon the severity of damage and type of replacement. The shoulder must be kept immobilized after surgery for which a brace might be put on the shoulder. Pain and other medication may continue for some time.
Physical therapy is important for recovery and aims to improve the shoulder function by allowing guided movement and strength gaining.
Benefits of Shoulder Replacement Surgery?
Below are the benefits that a shoulder replacement provides:
• Relief from severe pain and discomfort
• Allows the patient gain full shoulder motion
• Eases one in normal activities which otherwise is difficult or not possible
• Is beneficial for professionals like sports persons who have a career depend on it
The shoulder replacement surgery has a very good success rate. Almost all patients experience pain-free functioning enabling them to even exercise the shoulder to restore strength and motion.
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The Arora Clinic is one of the most advanced Orthopaedic clinic in Thane region and dedicated to providing the best, personalised healthcare with a breadth of surgical and medical expertise. Arora Clinic offers the modern surgical treatments like “Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement Surgery” which is also called as “PAIN-LESS SURGERY” for any complex knee diseases.
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Before and After Knee Replacement Surgery
Knee replacement is required for advanced arthritis of the knee joint, producing painful limitation of movements and restriction in activities of daily living. Knee replacement as a solution should be offered when all non–surgical methods of treatment failed and painkiller medicines and injections also failed to reduce the Knee and hip pains.
Knee replacement can be total or unicondylar, depending on the number of compartments involved. Among the total knee replacement, there are two popular designs- Cruciate Retaining, and Posterior Stabilized. The decision for the design is best taken by the operating orthopedic surgeon based on the integrity of ligaments. Patella resurfacing as a routine is a debatable subject.
Yes, most knee replacement surgeries are minimally invasive, with numerous benefits to the patient, including smaller incisions, less tissue trauma, bleeding and post–operative pain, shorter hospital stays, faster recovery, and earlier return to work and activities — in weeks rather than months. Advantages of Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement Surgery. Patients Start walking in few hours of surgery. Patients start climbing the staircase from second day of his surgery. Patients Discharge with in 3 Days from the Hospital after surgery. No blood loss during the surgery, no blood Transfusion required. Less Physiotherapy.( No Physiotherapist required for home) Less Antibiotic. Stitchless Surgery. Recovery time is just two – three week.
Bilateral knee replacement in the same sitting, can be performed if both the knee joints are damaged to the same extent, however, the medical condition of the patient, and bone quality must be kept in consideration.
Surgery through Minimally Invasive technique patients start walking on the same day and staircase climbing starts from the second day of surgery. Patients can resume his work after 3 – 4 week.
The most significant risks include Infection, Deep vein thrombosis,and Aseptic loosening of implants. The risks correlate with the co-morbid medical condition, and must be discussed with the patient before surgery.
Patients normally require hospitalization for 3-4 days in single knee replacement, and up to 5-6 days in both knee replacement surgery
A single knee replacement takes approximately 90 min- 2 hours. Both knee replacement surgery takes approx 2-3 hours.
Years ago, knee replacement surgery was reserved for elderly patients due to a high complication rate and lack of implant durability. Modern techniques have allowed orthopaedic surgeons to base surgical decisions on a patient’s pain and disability, and not necessarily chronological age. Most patients who undergo knee replacement are between the ages of 50 and 80, but surgeons evaluate patients individually and primarily on their physiologic age and demands.
Patients can resume his/her light work after discharge from the hospital, no need for rest.
Patients are given epidural anesthesia for surgery, and post op pain relief. They are expected to follow instruction from physiotherapist regarding muscle training.
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