Upper Limb

Overview

Tulasi Hospitals Upper Limb Unit offers a wide range of procedures including arthroscopy (keyhole surgery), joint replacement and trauma reconstruction on the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand and finger. Our expert surgeons perform these operations using minimally-invasive techniques wherever possible, allowing our patients to resume normal movement and activity quickly and comfortably.

Shoulder arthroplasty

Shoulder arthroplasty or replacement is done to repair a shoulder joint that has been damaged by arthritis, accidents and tumours. It is done to relieve pain that cannot be controlled with other treatments. During the procedure, the damaged joint surfaces are replaced with prostheses. The shoulder replacement procedure is a complicated one and requires experienced hands as well as specialised facilities for surgery, postoperative care and rehabilitation.

Tulasi Hospital’s surgeons perform anatomical shoulder arthroplasty, including stem-less shoulder replacement,as well as the reverse shoulder arthroplasty. The latter is a more complex procedure where the prosthesis is attached to a different set of muscles. It is done for patients with previous unsuccessful shoulder replacements, failed or neglected fracture management, very bad fractures, dislocations and bone tumours. It requires special care and is performed in only a few centres in India. Patients recover a full range of painless movements within a short time.

Elbow arthoplasty

Shoulder arthroplasty or replacement is done to repair a shoulder joint that has been damaged by arthritis, accidents and tumours. It is done to relieve pain that cannot be controlled with other treatments. During the procedure, the damaged joint surfaces are replaced with prostheses. The shoulder replacement procedure is a complicated one and requires experienced hands as well as specialised facilities for surgery, postoperative care and rehabilitation.

Tulasi Hospital’s surgeons perform anatomical shoulder arthroplasty, including stem-less shoulder replacement,as well as the reverse shoulder arthroplasty. The latter is a more complex procedure where the prosthesis is attached to a different set of muscles. It is done for patients with previous unsuccessful shoulder replacements, failed or neglected fracture management, very bad fractures, dislocations and bone tumours. It requires special care and is performed in only a few centres in India. Patients recover a full range of painless movements within a short time.

Wrist and hand arthroplasty

Wrist and distal radio-ulnar joint (DRUJ) arthritis can occur as a result of wear and tear, injury or rheumatoid disease. When this causes severe pain and dysfunction, a wrist replacement surgery is often the best solution for the patient.

Finger arthritis is common in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. When the knuckle-joints are affected, patients experience severe pain and the function of the hand becomes limited. This can be helped by joint replacement, which restores mobility and relieves pain.