Shoulder Replacement Surgery


Pain in any part of your body can be devastating especially when it hampers your daily movements. People suffering from arthritis may develop problems in their shoulders that may cause them severe pain & discomfort. It makes their shoulders stiff and tender, due to which they are unable to perform daily activities with ease. At times, it even restricts their mobility making them helpless to the core. These days a huge population is suffering from this problem and they seek ways to get relief. Shoulder Replacement Surgery is a permanent solution to all your problems as this surgery enables you to eliminate your pain and helps you in living a better quality life.

Folks facing such troubles when go to orthopaedic surgeon for treatment, the doctor will first diagnose the root cause of your problem and then formulate a treatment plan. He will suggest non-surgical means to help you get rid of your problem like medications, exercise, physiotherapy etc. But when nothing seems to work then Shoulder Replacement Surgery is the last resort on which your doctor will depend on. Surgery is mainly done on those patients who have severe pain in their shoulders and they are not able to move their shoulder at all.

In Shoulder Replacement Surgery, the orthopaedic surgeon will first give you anaesthesia so that you don’t feel any pain. Then he will make a small cut in the front of your shoulder to get to the damaged bone. He will replace the diseased part of your shoulder with artificial parts known as prosthesis that are made of either metal, plastic or ceramic and cement the joints together so that new bone can grow with the passage of time. Shoulder Replacement surgery takes about 2-4 hours to complete depending on the severity of your disease and general health conditions. It may take 4-6 weeks before the patient can get back to his normal life.

Nowadays, much advancement has been made in the medical field and due to this; new & modern techniques are used by the orthopaedic surgeons to perform this surgical process. Generally, minimally invasive technique is used to perform the surgery that causes less pain, less blood loss, faster recovery and shorter stay at the hospital. It even causes fewer traumas to the patients as pain is less when compared to traditional open surgery. It is highly important that you choose the best orthopaedic surgeon for shoulder replacement surgery so that you can get best possible outcomes. Do proper research before finalising your doctor and achieve improved quality of life.

Dr Dhananjay Gupta

Dr Dhananjay Gupta
Director and Senior Consultant,
Orthopaedics and Joint Reconstruction and Replacement Surgeon
Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj, Delhi.

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