Looking for the best shoulder replacement surgeon in Delhi? Get yourself treated by the best joint replacement doctor in Delhi, Dr Abhishek Mishra
The diagnosis of the condition is based on the severity of the symptoms of the patient. After that, diagnostic imaging is performed such as x-ray, MRI and CT scan, etc. The condition of the joint is accessed and the treatment options are given to the patient.
It depends upon the type of shoulder replacement surgery performed and the hospital stay. In most patients, the insurance covers the cost of shoulder replacement surgery.
The success rate of shoulder replacement is quite high and the patients report no pain and ease to perform activities of daily living. Most patients go back to work after two weeks.
Yes, it comes under major surgeries and you need to stay at the hospital for about 2 to 3 days. After that, you can go home and can come for follow-ups.
Typically patients between 60 to 80 years of age get shoulder replacement done due to severe arthritis. However, it can be performed at a young age as well due to trauma or avascular necrosis.
Shoulder Replacement Surgery is performed when the shoulder pain doesn’t get treated by any of the conservative measures. The shoulder is a ball and socket joint in which the ball is the head of the humerus (arm) and the socket is the glenoid cavity in the scapular bone. In the surgery, an incision is made in the front of the shoulder and the bone is exposed. The head of the humerus is removed and is replaced with a press-fit metal implant. The other surface of the joint which is the shoulder bone (glenoid cavity) is shaved and made smooth to fix the plastic or polyethylene socket. Both implants are fixed and the incision is closed.
There are three types of shoulder replacement surgeries –
Dr Abhishek Mishra is an expert in shoulder replacement surgery in Delhi. He has more than 17 years of experience in joint replacement surgeries including knee replacement, hip replacement, and elbow replacement surgeries. You can book an appointment with him here.
When you are under the care of such an experienced joint replacement surgeon like Dr Abhishek Mishra, complications are highly unlikely. However, some complications that may arise in Shoulder replacement surgery patients are infection, any issue with the implant, blood clot, pain, etc. These complications are quite uncommon when you are under the care of an experienced joint replacement specialist, Dr Abhishek Mishra. Please inform the hospital if you notice any fever, chills, swelling, or discharge from the surgical site.
Physical therapy is an integral part of recovery after shoulder replacement surgery. After joint replacement, physiotherapy exercises are started to ensure early rehabilitation. After two days, the patient will be discharged from the hospital.
The shoulder will be kept in a sling and only removed for exercises. The sling is removed after 2-3 weeks and further strengthening exercises are advised. The patient can join his/her desk job after 2 weeks or so. Physiotherapy is continued for 2 months and the normal range of motion and strength is achieved. The patient can live a pain-free normal life after that.
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