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“Himchan” Center in Sharjah University Hospital performs the latest techniques for shoulder joint replacement surgery

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“Himchan” Center in Sharjah University Hospital performs the latest techniques for shoulder joint replacement surgery

October 28
00:15 2022
"Himchan" Center in Sharjah University Hospital performs the latest techniques for shoulder joint replacement surgery

Emirates-Sharjah – October 27, 2022 – Himchan Joint and Spine Center of the University Hospital of Sharjah announced the provision of comprehensive shoulder replacement surgery with modern technology in the United Arab of Emirates.

Total shoulder replacement, also known as total shoulder arthroplasty, is a highly successful surgical procedure to relieve severe shoulder pain and help restore shoulder mobility, strength and function. More than 95% of patients who underwent this surgery, are not suffering from pains after it. Most can also return to participate in their usual activities and light sports.

Dr. Seong Joon Park, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Himchan Center – for Joint and Spine- with 25 years of medical experience, recommended a total shoulder replacement surgery to relieve arthritic pain that usually occurs due to fractures, rheumatic diseases, and torn tendons. Noting that if non-surgical treatments such as medication and physical therapy are no longer helpful in relieving pain, then; Joint replacement is a good option to consider.

He added: “The human shoulder is a ball joint and a handle. The rounded head (the ball) of the humerus fits into the shallow socket in the shoulder, and the soft cartilage covering the shoulder bones allows the bones to glide comfortably against each other. When these cartilage surfaces degenerate or disintegrate, the bone contacts directly, which increases friction and causes bone-on-bone movement to be extremely painful. During a shoulder replacement, damaged areas of the shoulder joint are removed and replaced with artificial parts for a completely normal shoulder movement.”

He continued, “The technique of shoulder replacement surgery is very complex. It must be performed by an experienced and highly skilled surgical team. The surgeon will have to carefully assess the patient’s condition and discuss the appropriate type of replacement, as shoulder implants are available in different shapes and sizes, and the surgeon replaces the damaged joint with a polished metal ball. It rolls around in its smooth bowl.

Park explained, “Instead of using the artificial parts that resemble the natural shape of the shoulder joint, it is preferable to use a new type that can be attached backwards to the bones of the arm and shoulder to prevent slipping again and decrease potential side effects. This technology is recommended for people who have completely torn tendons with acute weakness of upper arm muscles or unsuccessful previous traditional shoulder replacement surgery. With this technique, we also avoid restriction of arm movement after surgery as patients often cannot fully raise their arms, which means they have difficulties that may affect daily tasks and life activities like combing hair or washing the face or eating with cutlery. In these cases, the reverse design gives more stability because it allows the patient to use the strong deltoid muscle instead of the rotator cuff to raise the arm, and it is recommended for patients with a partial rotator cuff tear to prevent movement the shoulder.

He went on to say, “Most patients stay in the hospital three to five days after surgery, and physical therapy begins a day after, the patient also begins to move fingers, wrist and elbow, and can start some shoulder movements on the day after surgery, they can return to work officially 2-3 weeks after surgery. They may need an extra 2-3 weeks if their jobs require physical exertion.”

He added: “We are proud of the scientific reference work, which has increased the confidence of patients in Himchan Center internationally and in the UAE in particular. Every patient who underwent shoulder replacement surgery at Himchan Center at University Hospital is very satisfied and enjoys a normal life again. Physiotherapists who specialize in after surgery treatments are available to get the best result after surgery, therefore, Himchan team at University Hospital of Sharjah constantly strives to improve the quality of life of every patient. They provide excellent medical care to elderly patients who can easily develop shoulder arthritis as well as younger patients suffering from acute shoulder diseases and injuries.”

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