Dr. Ajinkya Desale - Shoulder Surgeon in Nashik

What is shoulder replacement surgery?

In shoulder replacement surgery, the damaged parts of the shoulder are removed and replaced with artificial components, called a prosthesis. The treatment options are either replacement of just the head of the humerus bone (ball), or replacement of both the ball and the socket (glenoid).

Who is the best shoulder replacement surgeon in Nashik?

Dr. Ajinkya Desale has become one of the reputed shoulder surgeons in Nashik and provides the ultimate solution for painful joints that are being difficult to manage with conservative treatment. Dr. Desale's Orthopedic Clinic at Nashik has a range of advanced treatments, which aims at providing the best shoulder replacement services.

Why you may need a Shoulder Replacement?

Shoulder replacement surgery is usually done when you have severe pain in the shoulder area, which limits your ability to move your arm. Reasons for shoulder replacement surgery:

1. Severe shoulder pain that interferes with daily activities, such as reaching into a cabinet, dressing, toileting, and washing.

2. Moderate to severe pain while resting. This pain may be severe enough to disturb night's sleep

3. Loss of motion and/or weakness in the shoulder

4. Osteoarthritis

5. Poor result from a previous shoulder surgery

6. Rheumatoid arthritis

7. Badly broken bone in the arm near the shoulder

8. Badly damaged or torn tissues in the shoulder

9. Tumor in or around the shoulder

10. Failure to substantially improve with other treatments such as anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections, or physical therapy

What are types of shoulder replacement surgery?

There are three types of shoulder replacement surgeries:

Total shoulder replacement: In this type of shoulder replacement surgery, the ball at the top of your humerus is replaced with a metal ball, which gets attached to the remaining bone. The socket gets covered with a new plastic surface.

Partial shoulder replacement: Only the ball gets replaced.

Reverse shoulder replacement: This is recommended when a patient has torn rotator cuff. It's also done when another shoulder replacement surgery didn't work. The metal ball gets attached to your shoulder bones, and a socket is implanted at the top of your arm.

Rehabilitation Post surgery

A careful, well-planned rehabilitation program is critical to the success of a shoulder replacement. A sling will be given for comfort during the first four weeks. Most patients can perform simple activities such as eating, dressing and grooming within 2 weeks after surgery.

Here are some "do's and don'ts" for when you return home:

1 Don't use the arm to push yourself up in bed or from a chair because this requires forceful contraction of muscles.

2 Do follow the program of home exercises prescribed for you. You may need to do the exercises 4 to 5 times a day for a month or more after surgery.

3 Don't lift anything heavier than a glass of water for the first 6 weeks after surgery.

4 Don't participate in any repetitive heavy lifting after your shoulder replacement.

5 Do avoid placing your arm in any extreme position, such as straight out to the side or behind your body for the first 6 weeks after surgery.

Patients can have less shoulder pain, improved motion, strength and better function and experience an improved quality of life after shoulder replacement surgery.

Dr Desale's Orthopedic Clinic in Nashik

Dr. Desale's Orthopedics and Joint Replacement Clinic at Nashik has a range of advanced treatments, which provide aims at providing the best orthopedics services and treatment possible.