Mumbai: In a first in the country, Global Hospitals, a multi-super specialty tertiary care hospital here, has successfully performed stemless implant shoulder replacement surgery on a 67-year-old female patient, who had been suffering from left shoulder pain for two years.
After being diagnosed with shoulder arthritis, Dr. Chintan Desai planned a shoulder replacement surgery of the left shoulder using a special type of implant called the Stemless total shoulder replacement. The patient was discharged within two days after the surgery.
According to Dr. Chintan Desai, the patient was suffering from acute shoulder pain, which made it difficult for her to even perform her day-to-day activities.
“We 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,” he said.
The surgery was successfully performed without any complications. The arthritic joint was removed and replaced with a metal ball and a plastic socket. The four-inch skin incision was closed using self-dissolving sutures.
ManpreetSohal, Regional CEO, Global Hospitals said: “The shoulder replacement technology and innovations provide a simple and stable streamlined instrumentation to perform surgeries. Such investments enable us to introduce new technologies in the healthcare system. It is our ongoing endeavour to provide the best in class treatment and medical services to our patients.”