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Shoulder resurfacing India, Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam


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Shoulder resurfacing India. Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam discusses the indications, technique and post op care for this bone preserving procedure. Watch an American patient's testimonial

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Shoulder resurfacing India, Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam

  1. 1. Shoulder Resurfacing Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam MS, DNB, FRCS, M.Ch Orth Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon, Chennai, India
  2. 2.  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. Shoulder resurfacing?
  3. 3.  Osteo-arthritis  Rheumatoid arthritis  Avascular necrosis  Traumatic defects of humeral head  Cuff tear arthropathy with cuff repair Indications for shoulder resurfacing
  4. 4.  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 f Technique
  5. 5. Pre operative x ray - Osteoarthritis
  6. 6. Position for Shoulder resurfacing
  7. 7. View of Humeral head & Glenoid cavity
  8. 8. Humeral head prepared for resurfacing
  9. 9. Resurfacing prosthesis packed with moresellized bone
  10. 10. Prosthesis fixed over humeral head
  11. 11. Small incision after skin closure
  12. 12. Post op X-ray