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Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Shoulder and Elbow Surgery






The unit led by Dr. Dheenadhayalan, manages all shoulder pathologies including trauma and arthritis. The team includes 3 associate consultants and two fellows. The entire team focuses on adhering strictly to principles of evidence-based medicine and offers their patients the most current, proven techniques of management in shoulder and limb reconstruction.

Advanced surgical techniques are employed to improve comfort and outcome of the patients. Of the 600 and more shoulder surgeries done annually, Shoulder arthroscopy, open repairs, shoulder joint replacements-including reverse shoulder arthroplasty are routinely performed in improving patient's quality of life. The unit is ably backed by well equipped radiology department and a dedicated physiotherapy section with advanced pre and post operative rehabilitation protocols.

Diagnostic and therapeutic arthroscopic procedures for the shoulder are performed by the Sports Medicine team headed by Dr SR Sundararajan.


Shoulder and Upper Limb

  1. Shoulder and upper limb clinics operate twice a week in collaboration with the plastic surgery and hand department, especially in the management of brachial plexus injuries
  2. Treatment is focused on conservative measures and restorative techniques through Minimally invasive surgeries, including arthroscopy.
  3. Surgical options are comprehensive and matched, based on patient needs.
  4. Joint replacement is employed selectively, when required.
  5. All surgeries and outcomes are analyzed to improve quality of care and develop new techniques for future applications.

Year 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Elbow replacement 2 18 5 5 3 4
Shoulder replacement 7 18 14 4 12 1
Shoulder reconstruction surgeries 137 105 66 92 24 14
Fractures of shoulder joint 254 318 307 291 145 79
Shoulder injections / manipulation 206 106 79 100 67 59
Humerus fractures 316 353 417 370 530 376
Elbow joint fractures 233 203 178 330 277 295
Forearm fractures 687 1080 563 542 528 477
Wrist fractures 503 497 462 866 757 598
Shoulder Arthroscopy 104 204 161 247 333 204
Total 2449 2902 2091 2600 2679 2107


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