Experiencing chronic pain, stiffness, and movement issues around your shoulder? It can be an indication of shoulder dislocation. Get in touch with us to book a free consultation with an orthopedic surgeon for comprehensive shoulder dislocation treatment.
The orthopedic surgeon recommends advanced shoulder dislocation treatment, i.e, Arthroscopy. It is a minimally invasive technique where the surgeon creates a few tiny incisions in the shoulder joint region, through which an arthroscope is inserted. An arthroscope is a slender tubular instrument with a light and a camera attachment. Then, the surgeon trims the edges of the glenoid cavity and attaches suture anchors to reattach the detached labrum. With the help of this surgical procedure, the surgeon restores the mobility of the shoulder joint in order to increase the quality of life.
There are different surgical options for shoulder dislocation repair. The orthopedic doctor generally suggests the best surgical treatment depending on the severity and location of the injury within the shoulder.
A dislocated shoulder can cause excruciating pain and lead to restricted joint motion.
If you experience painful symptoms at or around your shoulder joint, you should consult an orthopedic surgeon the earliest who can render the necessary treatment to fix the condition. Failure to get timely treatment can result in extensive damage to the shoulder.
Leaving shoulder dislocation untreated may result in:
An experienced orthopedic doctor can tell by just physical examination if a shoulder is dislocated or not. Additionally, to confirm, the doctor may ask some general questions like:
Once the doctor gets clear answers to these queries and understands the cause of your symptoms, the doctor can chart your treatment course better.
The doctor may ask you to undergo some imaging tests like an x-ray or an MRI to get an idea of the extent of the injury. The imaging tests will not just show the extent of the injury but also if there are any broken bones. During a consultation, the orthopedic specialist may also check if you can move the shoulder in different directions or feel any pain or numbness as you move the arm.
The preparation for shoulder dislocation treatment may include-
The average cost of shoulder dislocation treatment through bankart surgery in India ranges from Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 75,000. The cost varies from patient to patient, and depends on a variety of factors such as:
To know the average cost of shoulder dislocation treatment in your city, get in touch with us.
Bankart shoulder repair surgery starts with the orthopedic doctor making small incisions around the shoulder region. The orthopedic doctor inserts a tiny camera to view the insides of the joint. Using small instruments, the doctor attaches the labrum to the glenoid bone. The orthopedic surgeon inserts small anchors into the bone and stitches to put the labrum in place. An arthroscopic bankart repair surgery involves the repair of the torn ligament via sutures called anchors. The procedure provides significant improvement in shoulder function with a low recurrence rate and increased shoulder stability.
Benefits of arthroscopic bankart surgery compared to conventional surgery for bankart tear and dislocated shoulder are:
If you are experiencing any of the following signs or symptoms, you may require immediate medical assistance for shoulder dislocation treatment-
Anchor sutures are spiral screws usually used to fix tendons and ligaments to the bone. Depending on the patient’s need and the surgeon’s preference, they can be made of plastic, metal, or a bio-dissolvable material.
Arthroscopic bankart surgery repair has a 90-95% success rate, and people can resume daily activities, including sports, in 2-3 months. In general, you can begin weight training 3 months after the surgery. However, complete internal recovery may take about 4-6 months.
Suture anchors are tiny screws that are used to attach soft tissues like tendons, ligaments, or the meniscus to the bone to promote healing in minimally invasive surgeries. At Max Health, we use PEEK and other biocomposite suture anchor material for bankart or labrum tear repair.
It is very important to personalize the rehabilitation program based on the patient’s needs, the extent of the injury, and their normal activity level. For example, rehabilitation for an unstable shoulder after arthroscopic surgery, especially in patients with repeated shoulder joint dislocations, depends on the cause of the tear, degree of joint instability, frequency of joint dislocation, the direction of the dislocation/instability, neuromuscular control over the joint, and patient’s activity level.
Though arthroscopic bankart repair operation is very safe, in rare cases, it may be associated with complications such as nerve injury, poor suture attachment, wound infection, rupture of the repair, shoulder stiffness, recurrence of the injury, and long-term complications due to low-quality anchors.
The recovery process of bankart surgery may include-