Reverse Shoulder Replacement @ Continental Hospitals
Reverse Shoulder Replacement Continental Hospitals. Continental Hospitals added another feather in its hat by performing the Trabecular Metal Reverse shoulder Replacement (Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty) for the first time in South India.
Continental Hospitals added another feather in its hat by performing the Trabecular Metal Reverse shoulder Replacement (Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty) for the first time in South India. The procedure was performed by Dr Deepthi Nandan Reddy, Senior Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon at the Continental Institute of Orthopedics, Joint Reconstruction & Sports Medicine.
After the successful completion of “Reverse Shoulder Procedure, the patient Ganeriwal said, “I came to Continental Hospitals with massive pain and was unable to lift my arm. Dr Deepthi Nandan diagnosed that the pain was due to massive muscle tear in the shoulder. Reverse Shoulder Surgery was advised and he performed the surgery. I am now able to move my hand freely after the surgery. I am very happy with the outcome and greatly indebted to the doctor.”
He was diagnosed with a rotator cuff muscle tear about ten years ago, but this was not repaired at that point of time. Had it been repaired then with a relatively minor surgery, the shoulder function could have been restored to normal. If rotator cuff tears are diagnosed early and treated, long term problems such as rotator cuff related arthritis can be avoided. For such problems Dr Deepthi Nandan says: “A stitch or repair on time saves the shoulder joint.”
What is Reverse Shoulder and how it is helpful?
The normal shoulder joint has a large ball on a small socket, with the ball on the top end of the arm bone (Humerus). The socket is on the shoulder blade (scapula). Muscles and ligaments hold this ball on to the cup. When the arm is raised, in patients with a tear in cuff muscles, the ball is not centered. Abnormal loading occurs in the shoulder, which causes arthritis. For this type of arthritis (cuff arthropathy) a reverse shoulder replacement is indicated.
In this procedure, the ball is placed on the socket side (scapula) and the socket side is placed on the Humerus (arm bone) thus reversing the normal geometry of the joint. The intact outer muscles on the arm (Deltoid muscles) help in lifting the arm without the need for the inner rotator cuff muscles.
The doctor is Senior Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon,
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