Shoulder resurfacing India, a joint preservation procedure
Shoulder resurfacing India is a joint preservation procedure. In this procedure the surgeon just roughens the ball at the top of the arm and positions a metal cap without chopping it off. It is thus useful in young patients with severe arthritis of the shoulder joint. It is useful in the following conditions leading to shoulder pain.
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Cuff tear arthropathy
- Avascular necrosis
- Traumatic defects of humeral head.
In this procedure for this patient, the arm side of the joint was resurfaced with a metal prosthesis. The socket side was resurfaced with a stem cell gell as a biological resurfacing. This biological option by avoiding a plastic component will increase the longevity of the joint. Plastics wear out and these wear particles lead to loosening of the joint and a revision. Biological procedures like the one done here will thus preserve a natural or artificial joint for a longer time.
This procedure was done for an American patient in this video. His pain has been relieved and he is very happy with the results.
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