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Shoulder Surgery in Bangalore

Dr. Lingaraju A P - Consultant Orthopaedic & Joint Replacement

Shoulder Anatomy

Your shoulder is made up of three bones: your upper arm bone (humerus), your shoulder blade (scapula), and your collarbone (clavicle).

Your arm is kept in your shoulder socket by your rotator cuff. These muscles and tendons form a covering around the head of your upper arm bone and attach it to your shoulder blade.

There is a lubricating sac called a bursa between the rotator cuff and the bone on top of your shoulder (acromion). The bursa allows the rotator cuff tendons to glide freely when you move your arm.

Shoulder Joint Replacement Surgeries:

Total Shoulder Replacement

Total Shoulder Replacement involves replacing the damaged joint  with a metal ball attached to a stem, metal cup in the glenoid and an polyethylene insert

Partial Shoulder Replacement

In Partial Shoulder Replacement only humeral head is replaced with the prosthetic metal stem and a metal ball, the other half of the shoulder joint is left intact.

Reverse Shoulder Replacement

In a Reverse Shoulder Replacement, the socket and metal ball are switched. The metal ball is fixed to the socket and the plastic cup is fixed to the upper end of the humerus.

Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgeries:

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that come together as tendons to form a covering around the head of the humerus.

Acromio-clavicular ( AC ) Joint Fixation

AC joint injury is the separation of the acromioclavicular joint, it means that the ligaments are torn and the collarbone no longer lines up with the acromion.

Arthroscopic Bankart / SLAP Tear Repair

Bankart lesion is a tear of the rim below the middle of the glenoid socket that also involves the inferior glenohumeral ligament. This injury is caused by repeated anterior shoulder dislocations.

Shoulder Impingement

Shoulder Imingement, The acromion can rub against (or “impinge” on) the tendon and the bursa, causing irritation and pain.

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