Published on Feb 1, 2017 Shoulder resurfacing India Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam. American patient testimonial . A metal and biological resurfacing was done . Stem cells were used to coat the socket side of the shoulder and a metal prosthesis was used to cap the ball side. Visit www.shoulderindia.com for more shoulder information.
Shoulder resurfacing India. Shoulder resurfacing is a joint preservation procedure. In this procedure the surgeon just reams the ball at the top of the arm bone and positions a metal cap without chopping off the ball ( head of humerus). It is an useful in young patients as it preserves bone. It is useful in the following conditions leading to shoulder pain.
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Cuff tear arthropathy
- Avascular necrosis
- Traumatic defects of humeral head.
This procedure for this patient had an added stem cell innovation. In this procedure, 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. A plastic glenoid or socket component was not used. This biological option by eliminating 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. See his testimonial here.