The shoulder has three major bones, the clavicle (collarbone), the Scapula (shoulder blade) and the Humerus (long bone of the arm). It is a ball and socket joint which allows movement of arm in various directions. When either or all of these bones along with surrounding muscles, ligaments and tissues are inflamed or in pain, then shoulder treatment is required. Shoulder treatment can be categorized from shoulder arthroscopy to repair damaged cartilage/ligament or even shoulder instability to shoulder surgery which is done for more extensive damage to the joint.

Type of Treatments

Shoulder Arthroscopy

Shoulder arthroscopy is surgery that uses a tiny camera called an arthroscope to examine or repair the tissues inside or around your shoulder joint. There are multiple reasons to undergo shoulder arthroscopy that include:

  • Repair any wear and tear in the Rotator cuffs.
  • Removal of any bony growth or ‘spur’ that can cause inflammation and pain in your shoulder.
  • Repair of damaged ligaments
  • Removal of inflamed tissue or loose cartilage
  • Fixing recurrent shoulder dislocation and frozen shoulders
  • Chondrolysis – damage to the cartilage of the joint surface that can lead to early progression of arthritis of the joint.

Shoulder arthroscopy provides the patients with the benefits of less pain & reduced stiffness leading to fewer complaints, more stability to the shoulder, speedy recovery and the ability to return to your regular work or sports routine.

Shoulder Surgery

The shoulder is the most complex and unstable joint due to its high flexibility and it can get injured easily. Shoulder surgery is a means of treating injured shoulders… While the orthopedic surgeon before recommending any surgery will try a range of non-surgical treatments such as anti-inflammatory medication, ice & heat application, physical therapy, ask you to follow a list of certain dos and don’ts, etc. But surgery may be advised if:

  • There is repeated dislocation of the shoulder which wears down the bones and makes them chip away.
  • The patient experiences const and persistent pain, even while resting.
  • There has been no improvement in the shoulder even after 6 to 12 months of non-surgical treatment.
  • There is extensive wear and tear in the cartilage or ligaments in the joint.
  • Swelling or any signs of severe infection
  • Injury that causes deformity of the joint

According to the extent of damage Shoulder joint replacement surgery can be:

Partial Shoulder Replacement

Total Shoulder Joint Replacement Arthritis of the shoulder can be treated with a total shoulder replacement for patients who have severe shoulder pain and minimum ability of shoulder movement. The procedure involves removing the damaged and degenerated part of the shoulder and replacing them with artificial components, just as in other joint replacement surgeries such as hip or knee replacement surgery.

Reverse shoulder Replacement In recent years, a new type of shoulder replacement, the “Reverse” shoulder has gained popularity amongst shoulder surgeons to treat arthritis. In some types of arthritis, these tendons are severely damaged, torn, or non-functional. Because of this, an anatomic shoulder has no soft tissue to hold it in place and or to move it.The design of the reverse shoulder puts the ball on the patient’s own socket, and it is the plastic socket which is placed on the humerus bone. The reverse design has more stability and does not need the tendons to hold it in place. It also is moved by the deltoid muscle, not the rotator cuff tendon, so it is an ideal choice when the damaged shoulder needs new surfaces, but does not have healthy enough soft tissues for stabilization and movement.

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