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Shoulder Surgery

Shoulder Surgery Department

Shoulder Surgery Department_Sancheti Hospital

One of The First Shoulder Units Set Up in India

This state-of-the-art unit has an integrated world class shoulder rehab centre attached to it. We are not only equipped with the latest surgical equipment including the most modern radio frequency console & HD camera & Video recording towers, but we also perform unique surgeries seldom performed in the rest of the country.

Our Profile Spectrum

  • Arthroscopic Bankart repair for Shoulder dislocation
  • Arthroscopic Double row Rotator cuff repair for Cuff tears
  • Arthroscopic SLAP repair for throwing athletes
  • Arthroscopic Adhesiolysis for stiff shoulders
  • Fixation for Shoulder / Proximal Humerus fractures
  • Arthroscopic Suprascapular nerve decompression
  • Reconstruction with graft for AC joint dislocation
  • Arthroscopic Biceps tenodesis
  • Long thoracic Nerve decompression
  • Open reduction for Neglected posterior dislocation
  • Modified Latarjet procedure for Glenoid bone loss for very often shoulder dislocators
  • Shoulder Joint Replacement with Modular imported prosthesis
  • USG guided needling for calcific tendinopathy of shoulder
  • India’s first & largest series yet of Reverse Shoulder Joint replacements
  • One of the highest numbers of Modifed Latarjet procedures by the congruent arc technique
  • Own designed AC joint reconstruction by AB procedure


Rotator Cuff repair is the most common surgery on the shoulder. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons (SITS- Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor and Subscapularis) that surround the shoulder joint and keep the humeral head firmly within the shoulder’s shallow socket (scapular groove).

The average recovery period is six to eight weeks. Recovery happens in a series of stages, the first being postoperative pain management. The arm will be immobilized in a sling after the surgery and the recovery period will involve rehabilitation with the physiotherapist to regain range and gain back strength.

Shoulder arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgery used to diagnose and treat shoulder problems. You might have arthroscopy for rotator cuff tears or shoulder impingement. Minimally invasive procedures are generally smaller incisions than traditional surgery which helps in faster recovery.

Patients undergoing arthroscopic rotator cuff tear repair may expect more acute postoperative pain than patients undergoing other arthroscopic shoulder surgeries

Surgery is recommended after conservative treatments fail to cure the pain. Getting surgery is worth it as it helps stabilise the joint, ultimately helping to live a pain-free and better quality of life.

Being prepared for post-operative care at home helps relieve anxiety and makes you more vigilant to follow guidelines for better recovery. Keeping an Oversized Shirt, Ice-pack, Pillow wedge for sleeping, and medicine box nearly, and finding an alternative for strenuous activities will aid in faster recovery. A Universal Shoulder Immobiliser will be suggested, post which gentle timely Physiotherapy can aid in starting everyday tasks.

The Finest Shoulder Rehab Centre

The surgical unit at SIOR is integrated with an onsite Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography facility with very high diagnostic accuracy, and also comprises one of the finest Shoulder Rehab Centre.

The Rehab complements our surgical efforts to produce some of the most consistent and impressive results. We have an innovative rehab programme, in which we avoid pain killers or conventional heat therapy and we train our patients over a period of 10 days so that they may adopt home programme. Our efforts are supported by research and over 40 presentations nationally & internationally for the past 8 years. We also regularly conduct workshops & training sessions for young surgeons.

Shoulder Surgery Department_Sancheti Hospital

Shoulder Specialists

Dr. Ashutosh AjariShoulder Surgeon
Dr. Nilesh KamatShoulder Surgeon


How does an Arthroscopic Surgery take place?

Arthroscopic surgery is one of the most standard orthopaedic procedures performed today. An orthoapaedic surgeon can visualize, diagnose, and treat problems within the joints, through the use of small instruments and cameras.
The joints are viewed by making one or more incisions around it. An instrument called Arthroscope is inserted into the joint by the surgeon. The Arthroscope allows the surgeon to view the joint on television, monitor and diagnose the problem, determine the extent of injury and make necessary repairs. It contains a fiber optic light source and a small television that helps the surgeon in doing that. To help view or repair the tissues inside the joint other instruments may also be used.

What is the procedure for Rotator Cuff Surgery?

Shoulder surgery for Rotator Cuff problems generally involves one or more of the following procedures: Debridement, Subacromial Decompression, and Rotator Cuff Repair.
Debridement clears the tissues which are damaged out of the shoulder joint. Subacromial decompression includes shaving bone or getting rid of spurs below the tip of the shoulder blade (acromion). This enhances the space between the end of the shoulder blade and the bone of the upper arm so that the rotator cuff tendon is not tweaked and can smoothly glide. If the Rotator Cuff Tendon is torn, it is stitched together and attached again to the top of the upper arm bone.

What is a reverse shoulder replacement?

In a conventional shoulder replacement a metal ball is used on the top of the arm bone and a plastic socket is used on the shoulder blade. Our body is also designed in a similar fashion with a ball-and-socket shoulder joint.
Likewise, the reverse shoulder replacement also uses a ball-and socket but in a reverse manner. Here the ball is put on the shoulder blade, and the socket is put above the arm bone. The name reverse shoulder replacement is thus used because it is a reverse method compared to our normal anatomy.

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