The function and make-up of the shoulder makes this musculoskeletal area susceptible to orthopaedic injuries. Shoulder injuries are frequently caused by athletic activities that involve excessive, repetitive, overhead motion, such as swimming, tennis etc. Injuries can also occur during everyday activities such gardening and hanging clothes.

Most problems in the shoulder involve the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, rather than the bones. Some people will have a tendency to ignore the pain and “play through” a shoulder injury, which only aggravates the condition, and may possibly cause more problems. People also tend to underestimate the extent of their injury. Orthopaedic surgeons group shoulder problems into the following categories.

Instability

Sometimes, one of the shoulder joints moves or is forced out of its normal position. This condition is called instability, and can result in a dislocation of one of the joints in the shoulder. Individuals suffering from an instability problem will experience pain when raising their arm. They also may feel as if their shoulder is slipping out of place.

Impingement

Impingement is caused by excessive rubbing of the shoulder muscles against the top part of the shoulder blade, called the acromion.

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TREATMENTS

Some of the frequently treated shoulder related problems at Udai OMNI Clinic include:

  • Frozen Shoulder (periarthritis)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Instability and recurrent dislocations
  • Impingement Syndrome
  • AC Separation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Labral Tears
  • Shoulder Fractures and Dislocations

KEY HOLE SHOULDER SURGERY

Various modern methods of treatment including arthroscopic surgery (key hole) are used to treat the various painful conditions. In case surgery is deemed necessary, the doctor will assess the kind of surgery you need besides your fitness for surgery based on several parameters.

THE NECK FRACTURES – FRACTURE OF C2 : ODONTOID FRACTURE

  • Fractures of neck can be devastating with complications ranging from death to complete paralysis
  • A simple screw fixation with a small incision is all that is required to fix some of these fractures
  • Excellent healing and complete restoration of neck movements is achieved
  • A 22 year old man met with a road traffic accent and broke his neck
  • X rays and scans revealed a fracture of Odontoid (2nd vertebra in the neck)

CASE 2:

Another patient with a similar fracture following a road traffic accident

ADVANTAGES OF ODONTOID SCREW

  • Traditional methods of surgery would result in gross restriction of neck rotations and movement
  • Odontoid screw : Following this modern technique there is no restriction of neck movements and rapid recovery
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