Shoulder implant – The term shoulder implant is also popularly known by the name shoulder replacement. In the process of a shoulder implant, the damaged part of the shoulder bone gets replaced with an implant that is made up of plastic and metal. The surgery or the process is also called shoulder arthroplasty. It is observed that the effect of shoulder implants usually last for about 10 years.
The implant takes place in 5 ways depending upon the intensity of the damage to the patient. The most common types are discussed below –
- Rotator cuff repair – This surgery helps the patient to get their torn tendon repaired which is placed in their shoulder. The process can take place in two ways that are in an open or large incision or with the shoulder arthroscopy which is done through smaller incisions. Rotator cuff repair is said to be one of the most common shoulder surgeries. It is dependent on the condition of the patient and through which kind of surgery the treatment will undergo.
- Total shoulder replacement – While performing this type of surgery, Dr. Rahul will remove the shoulder socket joint and natural ball from the patient’s body and will replace it with an artificial ball that is made up of a plastic socket and metal. Total shoulder replacement surgery is performed by a surgeon to make the complex fractures or advanced arthritis and injuries to be successful.
- Arthroscopy for frozen shoulder – Frozen shoulder is also called adhesive capsulitis. It causes pain and stiffness in the joint and eventually make the shoulder hard to move. It is noticed that this condition is highly popular among women of the age group between 40 to 60 years old. In the process of surgery, the main goal of Dr. Grover is to release and stretch the stiffness in the joint capsule. This treatment provides rapid and effective improvement to the function and motion of the shoulder.
- Acromioclavicular joint repair for arthritis – The acromioclavicular (AC) joint is the place where the shoulder bone and the collar bone meet. It is called the AC joint because the shoulder part that connects with the collarbone is known by the name of the acromion. The AC gets affected due to any fracture, arthritis, and separation as well.
- Arthroscopy for impingement syndrome – The impingement syndrome is also called by the name as rotator cuff tendonitis or bursitis. It takes place when the tendons of the rotator cuff are trapped off and on. To make things normal, the treatment that is performed by Dr. Rahul Grover involves a procedure that is called subacromial decompression. The main aim of this process is to enhance the space between the rotator cuff and the acromion.
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