Health News, August 05:- In a first of its kind stemless implant shoulder replacement surgery has recently been performed in India.
This high tech shoulder replacement surgery took place at Global Hospitals, a multi super specialty tertiary care hospital.
The patient, 67 years old female, was suffering from left shoulder pain for two years; who was on examination diagnosed with shoulder arthritis. After looking at the intricacies of the case, Dr Chintan Desai planned a shoulder replacement surgery of the left shoulder using a special type of implant called as the Stem-less total shoulder replacement. The surgery was successfully performed without any complications. The patient was discharged only two days after the surgery with no pain.
Commenting on the replacement surgery, DrChintan Desai (Shoulder Replacement Surgeon), Global Hospitals said, “The patient suffered from acute shoulder pain which made it difficult for her to even perform her day to day activities. Bringing in the learnings from the west, we at Global Hospitals decided to go ahead with stemless implant; used for the first time in India for shoulder replacement surgery. The biggest advantage of stemless implant as compared to conventional surgery is that it reduces the risk of damaging the shoulder muscles with negligible pain.”
-(KK, Inputs: Agencies)