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Shoulder resurfacing Chennai, Dr.Venkatachalam


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Shoulder resurfacing Chennai. Dr.Venkatachalam discusses the procedure, technique, indications. Watch an American patient's testimonial. Visit for more information and stories.

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Shoulder resurfacing Chennai, Dr.Venkatachalam

  1. 1. Shoulder resurfacing Chennai Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam
  2. 2. Shoulder resurfacing Chennai • What is it? It is a bone preserving alternative to shoulder replacement. It preserves the bone stock in the head of the humerus (arm bone) as it is not amputated. • It gives full range of movement. • It can be done in young patients too as it preserves bone.
  3. 3. Indications for shoulder resurfacing • Osteo-arthritis • Rheumatoid arthritis • Avascular necrosis • Traumatic defects of humeral head • Cuff tear arthropathy with cuff repair
  4. 4. Technique • It is done through a minimally invasive technique. • Immobilization is required for three weeks in a sling. • The patient can move the arm with support from the third post op day. • It requires only one or two days of admission
  5. 5. Case report • A 59 year-old American builder was suffering from shoulder pain for the last two years. • He couldn’t afford the shoulder replacement procedure in the US. • He didn’t want the standard replacement as it would chop off the bone. • He came to Dr.Venkatachalam for his expertise.
  6. 6. Shoulder resurfacing Chennai • Mr. RP got a cutting edge shoulder resurfacing with a metal and stem cells in Chennai. • This is the first time in the world that a biological resurfacing of the socket of shoulder was done with stem cells. • A week later, he is way ahead of others in recovery of range of movements.