Duration of Treatmentusually takes 1.5 to 3 hours.

Days of Stayusually 3 - 5 days at the hospital and 15 days outside the hospital.

AnesthesiaGeneral anaesthesia or Regional anaesthesia

CostOn Request

What is Shoulder replacement surgery? 

Shoulder replacement is a surgical procedure in which all or part of the shoulder joint is replaced with an artificial shoulder implant. 

There are many types of arthritis may affect the shoulder joint:

  1. Osteoarthritis: It’s a condition that causes joints to become painful and stiff that affects mostly middle-aged and older adults.
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis: It’s a long-term problem that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints due to the excessive synovial fluid.
  3. Traumatic arthritis: It’s usually caused by an injury to the shoulder joint.

Shoulder replacement surgery signs include:

  • Freezing stage
  • Frozen stage
  • Thawing stage
  • Arthritis
  • Fractures
  • Rheumatoid disease
  • Torn rotator cuff tendons

Shoulder replacement surgery risk factor includes:-

  • Risks of anaesthesia
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Temporary dizziness
  • Blood clots.
  • Humerus fracture during surgery.
  • Shoulder instability
  • Injury to a nerve or blood vessel
  • Dislocation of bone after surgery.
  • Change in leg length after surgery
  • The patient is required to go for PSC ( Pre-surgery check-up )  to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for surgery or not.
  • Before the operation, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the surgeon permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital on same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  • Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.

 

To identify the diagnosis doctor advised to go for complete evolution - usually, blood investigation, X-ray, (CT) scans or magnetic resonance (MRI) imaging. Before surgery, the surgeon and anaesthesia will guide you about the benefits and risk factor of Shoulder replacement surgery.

The two most common types of shoulder replacement are:

  1. An anatomic shoulder replacement
  2. A reverse total shoulder replacement

Step 1 – Anesthesia: Shoulder replacement surgery takes 2 to 3 hours depending upon the procedures by giving general anaesthesia to relieve pain.

Step 2 – The incision: The orthopaedic surgeon makes an incision (cut) approximately 6 inches long over your shoulder joint and curving along the deltoid muscle to open up the area to remove the ball of the humeral head ( upper arm bone). The surgeon inserts the implant socket, ball, and stem components. The artificial joint is made of metal, usually titanium, a smooth plastic shell or a cobalt-chrome alloy.

Step 3 – Closing the incisions: The orthopaedic surgeon flaps the skin after the surgery with the help of Sutures, skin adhesives, tapes or clips that close the skin incisions.

  • The doctor will give complete information about post care of surgery, regarding recovery; proper caring of incisions, taking medications, and pain managing.
  • Stitches or staples will be removed after 7 to 10 days of surgery. 
  • Patients are allowed to moving the fingers, wrist and elbow after 48 hours of the operation.
  • Physiotherapy will be continual until muscle strength and a good range of motion.
  • The recovery period may be around 4 to6 weeks.

The success rate of the shoulder replacement surgery is depending upon the surgeon and implant quality, but the survival rate of the surgery is more than 95% and the risk factor is very less. Rotation of shoulder is also improving. And the artificial implant lasts more than 15-20 years depending on quality.

 

  • Are you a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon?
  • How many years’ experience of you has in this field?
  • How many surgeries are you doing every day?
  • Does your hospital certify to perform these types of orthopaedic surgery?
  • Am I a good patient for you to this shoulder replacement surgery?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What treatment plan do you recommend and Why?
  • What are my options if I am not satisfied with the outcome of my treatment surgery?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of surgery?
  • When can I go for normal activities, including exercise?
  • Do I have stitches, staples, and/or bandages?
  • Do I have a scar or other permanent effects from the surgery?
  • Do I need to go to another surgery in the future?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after my surgery?

 

 

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SHOULDER REPLACEMENT SURGERY

Duration of Treatmentusually takes 1.5 to 3 hours.

Days of Stayusually 3 - 5 days at the hospital and 15 days outside the hospital.

AnesthesiaGeneral anaesthesia or Regional anaesthesia

CostOn Request

What is Shoulder replacement surgery? 

Shoulder replacement is a surgical procedure in which all or part of the shoulder joint is replaced with an artificial shoulder implant. 

There are many types of arthritis may affect the shoulder joint:

  1. Osteoarthritis: It’s a condition that causes joints to become painful and stiff that affects mostly middle-aged and older adults.
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis: It’s a long-term problem that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints due to the excessive synovial fluid.
  3. Traumatic arthritis: It’s usually caused by an injury to the shoulder joint.

symptoms

Shoulder replacement surgery signs include:

  • Freezing stage
  • Frozen stage
  • Thawing stage
  • Arthritis
  • Fractures
  • Rheumatoid disease
  • Torn rotator cuff tendons

risk factors

Shoulder replacement surgery risk factor includes:-

  • Risks of anaesthesia
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Temporary dizziness
  • Blood clots.
  • Humerus fracture during surgery.
  • Shoulder instability
  • Injury to a nerve or blood vessel
  • Dislocation of bone after surgery.
  • Change in leg length after surgery

preparation

  • The patient is required to go for PSC ( Pre-surgery check-up )  to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for surgery or not.
  • Before the operation, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the surgeon permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital on same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  • Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.

 

procedure

To identify the diagnosis doctor advised to go for complete evolution - usually, blood investigation, X-ray, (CT) scans or magnetic resonance (MRI) imaging. Before surgery, the surgeon and anaesthesia will guide you about the benefits and risk factor of Shoulder replacement surgery.

The two most common types of shoulder replacement are:

  1. An anatomic shoulder replacement
  2. A reverse total shoulder replacement

Step 1 – Anesthesia: Shoulder replacement surgery takes 2 to 3 hours depending upon the procedures by giving general anaesthesia to relieve pain.

Step 2 – The incision: The orthopaedic surgeon makes an incision (cut) approximately 6 inches long over your shoulder joint and curving along the deltoid muscle to open up the area to remove the ball of the humeral head ( upper arm bone). The surgeon inserts the implant socket, ball, and stem components. The artificial joint is made of metal, usually titanium, a smooth plastic shell or a cobalt-chrome alloy.

Step 3 – Closing the incisions: The orthopaedic surgeon flaps the skin after the surgery with the help of Sutures, skin adhesives, tapes or clips that close the skin incisions.

post procedure

  • The doctor will give complete information about post care of surgery, regarding recovery; proper caring of incisions, taking medications, and pain managing.
  • Stitches or staples will be removed after 7 to 10 days of surgery. 
  • Patients are allowed to moving the fingers, wrist and elbow after 48 hours of the operation.
  • Physiotherapy will be continual until muscle strength and a good range of motion.
  • The recovery period may be around 4 to6 weeks.

success rate

The success rate of the shoulder replacement surgery is depending upon the surgeon and implant quality, but the survival rate of the surgery is more than 95% and the risk factor is very less. Rotation of shoulder is also improving. And the artificial implant lasts more than 15-20 years depending on quality.

 

faqs from doctor

  • Are you a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon?
  • How many years’ experience of you has in this field?
  • How many surgeries are you doing every day?
  • Does your hospital certify to perform these types of orthopaedic surgery?
  • Am I a good patient for you to this shoulder replacement surgery?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What treatment plan do you recommend and Why?
  • What are my options if I am not satisfied with the outcome of my treatment surgery?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of surgery?
  • When can I go for normal activities, including exercise?
  • Do I have stitches, staples, and/or bandages?
  • Do I have a scar or other permanent effects from the surgery?
  • Do I need to go to another surgery in the future?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after my surgery?

 

 

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