Dr. Pradyumna R carefully evaluate your conditions and symptoms associated to your shoulder pain or shoulder injuries, based on the diagnostic report and scan he would suggest if so, you are a candidate for Shoulder Joint Replacement procedure, he is an highly experienced shoulder treatment specialist provides diagnosis as well as surgical and nonsurgical treatment options at Bangalore Orthopaedic Clinic, in BTM Layout, Bangalore.

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Shoulder replacement surgery is a procedure aiming to relieve the pain and dysfunction in your shoulder. It replaces damaged parts of the shoulder joint with artificial components called prosthesis. The procedure is intended to improve your strength, range of motion and enable you to use your shoulder and arm.

Shoulder replacements are a common procedure for individuals who have suffered from a torn rotator cuff, osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease), or other condition resulting in pain and dysfunction of the shoulder joint.

There are many reasons for scheduling a shoulder replacement procedure. If you’re suffering from rotator cuff tears, bursitis, arthritis, or other joint issues, a shoulder replacement may benefit you.

Both a complex and relatively common joint, the shoulder is subject to a variety of problems including dislocation, tears and inflammation. Severe shoulder pain to moderate pain while resting, loss of motion and weakness in the shoulder.

In order for it to function properly, it requires support from a wide range of muscles and ligaments many of which can be damaged or worn over time making performance more painful and further injuries more likely. While many other treatments exist, shoulder replacement is one of the most effective means of treating this condition.

There are two main types of joint replacement procedures: partial joint replacement and total joint replacement. Procedures range from non-invasive alternatives to traditional surgery, to less invasive cementless total shoulder reconstruction and advanced minimally invasive partial shoulder joint replacement.

Patients who have failed to achieve adequate pain relief from other treatments such as anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections and physical therapy may be considered.

After undergoing an examination, you will be given a recommendation for treatment. If your doctor reasonably believes that surgery is the appropriate treatment. In addition, your surgeon may recommend diagnostic imaging studies, such as x-rays or CT images.

Your surgeon will then discuss with you the best treatment option to relieve your pain and improve your function and create a detailed plan explaining the types of procedures they will undertake during the procedure, what risks you will face, and how much it will cost.

Based on the severity of the rotator cuff tear, your surgeon may recommend either anatomic total shoulder replacement or reverse total shoulder replacement. Anatomic total shoulder replacement involves replacing both the ball and socket of the joint. Reverse total shoulder replacement involves replacing the ball of the joint (attaching it to the top of your upper arm bone) and leaving the socket intact (attaching it to your shoulder blade). This option typically is preferred if there’s a small tear in your rotator cuff. Partial shoulder replacement may be recommended if you just have damage to the socket side of your joint.
After your shoulder replacement, you’ll be set up with a structured routine of stretching and strengthening exercises.

Proper exercise is a key part of getting the most from your surgical procedure. Your surgeon will prescribe specific exercises that are designed to gradually stretch your new joint and strengthen the surrounding muscles over time. Many of these exercises can be done at home, but some may need to be done with the help of a physical therapist.

A successful outcome to your total shoulder joint replacement depends heavily on the of the exercises you perform. If you follow instructions, recovery process depend upon the damage, you could expect a full recovery in a year’s time. Physical therapy may be required to help reduce and eliminate swelling and stiffness.

Although rare, in some possible cases that shoulder replacement surgery won’t lessen your pain or make it go away completely where in the patient has not followed proper care and exercise. In some cases, another surgery may be needed.
  • Wear and tear of the prosthesis
  • Nerve damage
  • Blood clots
  • Infection
  • Dislocation: it’s possible for the ball of your new joint to come out of the socket. This usually happens shortly after surgery, when you return home and start moving around.

    Fracture. A number of factors may contribute to a broken humerus, scapula, or glenoid bone including improper handling during surgery or just a simple fall.

Shoulder joint replacement surgery has become a safe and effective procedure for the treatment of moderate to severe shoulder arthritis, which may lead to pain, stiffness and loss of motion.

Approved by the FDA, the Shoulder Joint Replacement surgery has been successfully performed for thousands of patients.

The post-operative rehabilitation program is created to help patients regain motion, strength, and a higher quality of life.

Patients are encouraged to start gentle physical therapy as soon as possible after their operation.

For more information on Shoulder Joint Replacement or shoulder replacement or other shoulder pain or shoulder injury treatment options available, please call +919113025188. Dr. Pradyumna R, Orthopaedic shoulder specialist serving BTM Layout, Bangalore City.