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    Rotator Cuff Surgery By The Best Shoulder Surgeon In Mumbai

    Dr. Aditya Sai

    MS, DNB (Orthopaedics)

    Why Choose Dr. Aditya Sai?

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    Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon

    Dr. Aditya Sai

    MS, DNB (Orthopaedics)

    Dr. Aditya Sai is a consultant in Orthopaedics specializing in Shoulder Surgery, Knee and Hip arthroscopy & Joint preservation Dr. Aditya has been trained in the best of the institutes in India as well as globally, with his MBBS from the Madras Medical College and MS in Orthopedics from Seth GS Medical College & KEM hospital, both amongst the top institutes in the country. He has undergone training in Hip arthroscopy and Joint preservation from the USA.

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    Rotator Cuff Surgery

    A rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons connecting the upper arm to the shoulder bone. These muscles and bones play a vital role in performing activities such as lifting and rotating the arm. If the rotator cuff is damaged due to any accident or trauma, it causes pain and weakness in the shoulder, making daily activities difficult. In some cases, rotator cuff surgery is crucial to repair the damaged tissue and relieve pain.
    Rotator cuff surgery is usually recommended for those suffering from a large tear or severe enough to cause significant pain and disability in daily life activities.
    It can also treat people with chronic rotator cuff problems, which have not shown positive results through other treatments. The primary goal of rotator cuff surgery is to repair or reconstruct damaged tissue. In certain cases, it involves the removal of bone tissue or other debris, resulting in pain. The surgery is performed under the influence of general anaesthesia and usually takes a few hours to complete. Depending on the extent of damage, the surgery can be performed using an open arthroscopic technique. After the surgery, the patient would have to wear a sling to support the area and allow the muscles and bones to recover. Gradually, as the body recovers, you might start with physiotherapy to regain strength and perform daily activities. Thus, rotator cuff surgery is a boon to those suffering from extreme damage or tears in their rotator cuff. After the surgery, you would experience decreased pain, better functionality, and no further hindrances in activities due to shoulder pain. However, ensure that you have tried all other means of non-surgical treatments before opting for the surgical one without any successful results. To know more about rotator cuff surgery and whether you are a suitable candidate, you may get in touch with an orthopaedic doctor who will guide you through the process. Consult Dr Aditya now to consult about rotator cuff surgery. He is an experienced surgeon with years of experience. He, along with his extraordinary medical team, helps patients to receive effective treatment for their conditions.


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    What Patients Say About Dr. Aditya Sai

    Rishikesh Kumaran
    Rishikesh Kumaran
    Dr. Aditya Sai is a very professional doctor. Would strongly recommend him for all sports related injuries. My knee surgery was done in the month of Feb and the rehab is going on. Am on the path of recovery.
    Ravi Kamal
    Ravi Kamal
    Dr.Aditya Sai is an excellent orthopaedic doctor. He has good experience and exposure. The way he talks and the way he make you calm is excecptional. I truly recommend Dr. Aditya Sai for AC Joint dislocation. I had AC Joint dislocation and ligament fracture. I was too worried, he made me comfortable like nothing happened. He treated really well. God bless him 😇 Thank you Doctor.
    Harsha channel
    Harsha channel
    Dr.Aditya Sai is an exceptional orthopaedic doctor. His expertise and compassionate care truly set him apart. I experienced significant improvement in my condition under his guidance. I highly recommend Dr. Aditya Sai for orthopaedic issues. His thorough examination, clear explanations, and effective treatment plan made my recovery smoother than I could have hoped for. I was having rotator cuff tear. Dr. Aditya made me comfortable pre and post op . I feel a fantastic experience with him, His attention to detail, genuine concern for his patients, and commitment to finding the best solution make him an outstanding orthopaedic doctor.God bless him always 😇 I thank him with all my heart
    Ajaya Padhi
    Ajaya Padhi
    Dr. Aditya Sai is a gemstone. My father-in-law had a tendon injury while climbing stairs in my hometown, Odisha, and the doctor there made us nervous like anything; he asked us to rush to Bhubaneswar or Visakhapatnam immediately and get the surgery done within 7 days. Thank God, I live in Mumbai and learned about Dr. Aditya Sai through a mutual friend, and I took an appointment. Next morning, my father-in-law flew from Odisha to Mumbai, and we met Dr. Aditya Sai. Believe me, he made us so comfortable, and first he made us understand the exact situation, the need for an MRI, and in what scenarios surgery is required, etc. After all the diagnoses, he prescribed special footwear for my father-in-law for 6 weeks. Today, as I write this post, without surgery, my father-in-law is absolutely perfect and is about to go to the physiotherapists for recovery. Thank you, Dr. Aditya Sai. 🙏
    naveen bawari
    naveen bawari
    I have been the Arthroscopic Bankart Repair surgery by Dr. Aditya sai. Dr. Aditya Sai is an exceptional orthopaedic doctor. His expertise and compassionate care truly set him apart. I experienced significant improvement in my condition under his guidance. I highly recommend Dr. Aditya Sai for orthopaedic issues. His thorough examination, clear explanations, and effective treatment plan made my recovery smoother than I could have hoped for. I feel a fantastic experience with him, His attention to detail, genuine concern for his patients, and commitment to finding the best solution make him an outstanding orthopaedic doctor. I can't speak highly enough about him, His skill, empathy, and dedication to patient care are truly commendable. The professionalism of the Dr. sai and his team (specially Dr. Akash) has been exceptional, creating a positive and comfortable experience. "I am grateful for the positive impact he had on my orthopaedic treatment".
    Prakash Pandey
    Prakash Pandey
    I went to Dr. Aditya Sai after an acident. He showed remarkable depth of knowledge, skill, and awareness, during the process of advising for surgery and off course - also during the surgery. This helped me recover quite well. His communication and willingness to talk to other treating doctors was great and particularly helpful in mitigating risks associated with the surgery and also helped during the course of my recovery. Most of all, he comes across as a warm and sensitive doctor, which makes him among the better Doctors that I've ever met.
    Danny Cecil
    Danny Cecil
    Totally satisfied with Dr Aditya and his team's ( esp Physio) treatment (pre and post surgery). Happy that I could resume my normal activities after 15 days of my surgery (without walker). As advised by him, I am undergoing physio therapy (for six months). Waiting for full recovery to start football and cricket.
    Kaustubh Dande
    Kaustubh Dande
    I had my shoulder stabilisation surgery done from Dr Aditya Sai. The experience was fantastic and the cooperation from Dr Aditya’s team was excellent. The Hiranandani Hospital is also well staffed thus making the whole process very smooth.
    Rama Mandumula
    Rama Mandumula
    A wonderful doctor who is very caring and gives the best advise. He takes personal interest for his patients. Very affectionate and caring staff. I had undergone tkr of my left leg and I am on the war to recovery. Very fortunate to havThank you Sire come across Dr Aditya.

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    What Is A Rotator Cuff Tear?

    The tendons and muscles located around your shoulder joint are collectively called rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is a crucial component of your body. It enables your shoulders to move smoothly by providing shoulder joint stability and strength during motion. 

    Your shoulder comprises three types of bones: 

    • Humerus: The bone that makes the upper arm
    • Scapula: The shoulder blade
    • Clavicle: The collarbone 

    The rotator cuff has four types of muscles and some tendons that connect the scapula and the humerus together. 

    In simple terms, the rotator cuff keeps your arm well connected to your shoulder socket by forming a layer that looks like a covering surrounding your humerus’s head. It is because of the rotator cuff that you can properly lift your arm and rotate it in different directions. 

    When the rotator cuff undergoes damage resulting in the tearing of the tendons, either completely or partially, the condition is called a rotator cuff tear. 

    Common causes of rotator cuff tears include:

    • Trauma or injury due to a sudden fall or accident
    • Tissue degeneration over time leads to the weakening of the shoulder, muscles and tendons
    • Ageing
    • Repetitive shoulder movements that cause overuse of your muscles and tendons

    A rotator cuff tear causes a variety of problems which impact the proper functioning of your shoulder, leading to:

    • Difficulties in daily activities like dressing up or using a comb for your hair
    • Sleep disturbances
    • Sharp pain in the shoulder and arm
    • Increased shoulder pain especially when your arm is in the resting phase
    • Difficulty in lifting any object

    Signs & Symptoms Of Rotator Cuff Tear

    The symptoms of rotator cuff tear vary for every individual, depending on their individual situation, the cause and the severity of the tear. 

    The signs and symptoms which are typically observed include:

    Severe Shoulder Pain: A persistent and extreme shoulder pain which increases while performing specific activities such as—

    • Sleeping on the side which is injured
    • Keeping your arm still
    • Moving your arm backwards or forward
    • Exercising

    Difficulty Lifting Or Reaching: Rotator cuff tears often make it difficult to pick up items that are kept at a height and require extending your arm or stretching it out because of arm pain. It also makes lifting heavy objects a tough task. 

    Facing this problem frequently is a sign of a rotator cuff tear. 

    Limited Range Of Motion: The shoulder joint is one of the most flexible joints of the human body. It has a broad range of movement in different directions. 

    However, having a rotator cuff tear makes this movement a challenging task. Although you still have the ability to move your shoulder, the range of motion is very limited. 

    Weakness: Weakness in the affected shoulder, hands, shoulder joint and the attached arm is also a strong indication that you might be having a  rotator cuff tear.

    Popping Or Clicking Sensation: Rotator cuff tears create a hindrance in the smooth movement of your joint. It results in a popping or clicking sound that sometimes feels like a sensation.

    If you notice that any of these symptoms are occurring frequently, then it is necessary to visit a good doctor soon.

    Types Of Rotator Cuff Tear

    Rotator cuff tears can be classified into 4 broad categories based on:

    Size: The size of the tear can vary significantly starting from less than 1 cm and going up to and beyond 5 cm. The size might be larger if multiple tendons are involved. 

    Location: The position of the tendon, that is, whether it is located on the top or bottom of the scapula (or the shoulder blade) or at the back of your shoulder, is a strong determinant of its type. 

    Based on location, rotator cuff tears are of 3 types:

    • Supraspinatus Tears
    • Infraspinatus Tears
    • Subscapularis Tears

    Characteristics: It involves the thickness of the tear: Partial thickness or complete thickness. The cause of the tear (injury or degeneration) also decides its characteristics. 

    The four types of Rotator cuff tears include—

    1. Partial Rotator Cuff Tears Or Partial-Thickness Tears: A cuff is only damaged up to some extent affecting only a part of a specific tendon. They are of two types: 
    • Articular-Side Tears
    • Bursal-Side Tears
    1. Complete Rotator Cuff Tears Or Full-Thickness Tears: The tendon is damaged so much that it breaks apart into two different pieces separating the tendon from the attached bone. 
    2. Acute Tears: These are caused due to extreme trauma or sudden injury to the shoulder joint or surrounding areas. Other causes include collarbone injuries and dislocated shoulder. 
    3. Degenerative Tears: With age and usage the strength and stability of our tendons and muscles keep decreasing. Other causes include genetics and patients with diabetes and high cholesterol.

    Rotator Cuff Tear Treatment Procedure In Mumbai

    The treatment options available for rotator cuff tears in Mumbai are of two types: 

    • Non-Surgical Approaches
    • Surgical Options

    1. Non-Surgical Treatment

    If the severity of your tear is not high you can easily deal with it using non-surgical interventions. 

    Non-surgical treatment methods work by increasing the strength of your shoulder muscles to facilitate easier motion and minimize pain. It is the most preferred approach for people suffering from partial tears or minor tears. 

    However, while non-surgical treatments are effective in most cases, it can take up to 12 months for complete recovery. 

    Common non-surgical treatment approaches include—

    • Physical therapy. Exercises that promote muscle strengthening, restore flexibility and improve stretching movements.
    • Activity modifications. Avoiding sports activities and increasing resting time
    • Steroid injections 
    • NSAIDs to reduce inflammation, pain and swelling

    2. Surgical Treatment

    When non-surgical treatments fail to provide relief, surgical intervention becomes necessary. It is also the recommended choice of treatment for complete or full-thickness rotator cuff tears. 

    Common surgical treatment approaches include—

    • Arthroscopic Repair: A small camera called an arthroscope, along with some other instruments is inserted through small cuts to attach the torn tendon and the bone together. It is a less painful and minimally invasive procedure that provides recovery quicker than open surgery. 
    • Open Repair: Open repair surgery is the traditionally used method for the treatment of rotator cuff tear. It involves larger incisions to access the affected area and is best suited for highly complex or larger-sized tears.

    What Is The Expected Outcome Of Rotator Cuff Tear Treatment?

    Whether it is surgical or non-surgical, the main purpose of treatment of rotator cuff tears is to improve the overall functioning of your shoulder and provide a better quality of life. 

    Therefore, here are the expected outcomes of rotator cuff tear treatment:

    Pain Relief: Right from the inability to perform day-to-day activities to sleep disturbances, pain is the major reason behind all of it. Successful treatment not only helps minimize pain but also helps you live a better and more active life.


    Improved Shoulder Function: Rotator cuff tears often make it hard to properly move your shoulder and perform activities such as stretching, lifting, throwing and many more. The right treatment at the right time will help improve the overall functioning of your shoulder and facilitate easier motion. 


    Increased Strength: Apart from causing pain and discomfort rotator cuff tears also weaken your shoulders and degrade the stability of your joints. Treatment approaches involve rehabilitation through therapy and exercises that help strengthen your muscles. 


    Ability To Resume Normal Activities: Having a weak shoulder hampers your daily life to the extent that going back to work, doing routine activities like combing your hair and performing simple exercises can become a challenging task. 

    By improving functioning, decreasing pain and providing more strength, rotator cuff tear treatment can help you to go back to your normal life faster. 

    However, the expected outcomes may vary for every individual, depending on—

    • Tear size
    • Tear location
    • Patient’s age and medical history
    • Treatment approach utilized

    How Much Does Rotator Cuff Tear Treatment Cost In Mumbai?

    The final cost of rotator cuff tear treatment in Mumbai varies for every person based on:

    • The chosen treatment approach
    • Expertise of your doctor 
    • Case complexity 

    Here is an overview of the potential costs:

    Consultations: The treatment usually begins with a consultation to discuss your problems with your orthopaedic surgeon. The cost of consultation lies between Rs. 500 – Rs.3000 depending on the specialization of your surgeon and the complexity of your case. 


    Diagnostic Tests: Diagnostic tests generally include imaging and digital visualization tests like MRI scans and Ultrasound. The range of diagnostic tests can be between Rs. 5000-Rs.15,000.


    Anesthesia Charges: There are different types of anaesthesia available, and the duration of administration for each will be different for every patient. The estimated cost range for anaesthesia is Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 30,000. 


    Surgical Fees: The surgical fees depend on the complexity of the method used and the surgeon’s expertise. The average range is Rs. 80,000 to Rs. 2,00,000. 


    Hospital And Facility Costs: Hospital charges incorporate the fees of the nursing staff, cost of accommodation, equipment charges and the duration for which you stay in the hospital. Generally, hospital room charges cost between Rs. 5,000 – Rs. 15,000 based on the hospital you choose.


    Postoperative Medications: Antibiotics, pain relievers and other drugs that promote healing cost approximately between Rs. 10,000 – Rs. 20,000. 

    Rehabilitation Expenses: The average cost of rehabilitation that involves physiotherapy after surgery is between Rs. 10,000-Rs. 30,000.

    How To Choose The Best Clinic For Rotator Cuff Tear Treatment In Mumbai? 

    Here are some tips that can help you choose the best clinic for rotator cuff tear treatment in Mumbai: 

    Specialization In Shoulder Surgeries: A hospital having a special department for the treatment of shoulder injuries is likely to offer better treatment and have a high success rate of surgeries. 


    Experience Of The Medical Team: Research online to find out the experience and qualifications of the medical team at your chosen hospital. 

    It is always best to select a hospital that has a highly skilled, trained, well-qualified and experienced medical team because it is crucial for a positive experience. 


    Patient Reviews And Testimonials: Online resources have customer reviews and ratings suggesting the quality of care given, the behaviour of the staff, the hygiene and maintenance measures taken at the hospital and the success rate of surgery. 

    These determine the hospital’s reputation and provide genuine and unbiased evidence of its authenticity and reliability.


    Access To Advanced Technology: The use of high-end technology results in a more comfortable treatment experience by offering detailed diagnosis, faster recovery time, pain-free methods and better, and more precise surgical outcomes. These contribute to higher patient satisfaction levels. 


    The Overall Quality Of Care: The quality of care given at a hospital is determined by factors like personalized treatment plans, behaviour of the nursing and the supporting staff, availability of rehabilitation services and dedication to providing good post-operative care. 

    All these factors play a crucial role in your recovery and are therefore a significant factor in determining your selection of the hospital to get the rotator cuff tear surgery.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Rotator cuff tear is considered one of the most common causes of pain and disability in adults. Shoulders are highly affected due to rotator cuff tear injury. Dr Aditya provides effective rotator cuff injury treatment in Mumbai. Hence contact him if you are suffering from this condition.

    When there is damage in more than one rotator cuff tendon, the affected tendons can no longer remain attached to the head of the humerus. Supraspinatus tendons are mostly affected due to rotator cuff tear injury. In most cases, the torn tendons start fraying. As the injury progresses, the tendon can completely get damaged or torn. There are many rotator cuff tear doctors in Mumbai who provide advanced care to the people affected.

    There are two different types of tears:

    • Partial tear
      It is also known as an incomplete tear. The damage to the tendon is not severe in this type of injury.
    • Full-thickness tear
      It is also known as a complete tear. It involves the separation of tendons from the bone. A hole is observed in the tendon that is damaged due to a full-thickness tear.
      In case of severe injury, you must consider Dr Aditya Sai as he is providing excellent services for rotator cuff injury treatment in Mumbai.

    The injuries of the rotator cuff can range from mild to severe. The causes are classified into three categories:

    • Tendinitis
      It is caused by overuse of the rotator cuff. It becomes inflamed due to overuse. People such as tennis players or painters commonly experience rotator cuff injury.
    • Bursitis
      It is a common form of rotator cuff injury caused due to inflammation of the bursa. The fluid-filled sacs between the rotator cuff tendons and the underlying bone are known as a bursa.
    • Rotator cuff strains or tears
      It is caused due to overuse or acute injury. The complete or partial tearing and overstretching of tendons can cause rotator cuff strains or tear. The damage or injury can also happen due to a car accident, sudden injury, strain or after a sudden fall. The damage can initiate intense pain. You can contact Dr Aditya Sai as he is one of the best arthroscopic rotator cuff repair doctors in Mumbai. Additionally, the rotator cuff surgery cost in Mumbai is pocket-friendly compared to other parts of the city.

    There are many rotator cuff tear doctors in Mumbai, so if you are searching for a health professional, you can easily find one. The damage to the rotator cuff can be degenerative or acute, depending upon the situation that caused it.

    Acute injuries occur after a particular accident, such as forcing the shoulder into an awkward position, falling, or suddenly lifting heavy objects. These types of injury are most common among young people.

    Degenerative injuries occur due to long-term overuse of the rotator cuff. People who are most likely to get affected are:

    • People above the age of 40 years
    • People who are working in areas that require lifting and handling heavy equipments such as carpenters and painters
    • Athletes, tennis players, rowers, wrestlers and baseball players.

    If you are suffering from acute or degenerative injuries, you can consider Dr Aditya Sai for your treatment as he is one of the best arthroscopic rotator cuff repair doctors in Mumbai.

    The diagnosis of the injury is based on physical examination and the medical history of the patient.

    Apart from basic arm lifts, the doctors can also recommend tests like:

    • Magnetic resonance imaging [MRI]
      MRI involves the usage of strong magnet and radio waves for diagnosis. The image of the structure obtained displays the shoulder injuries.
    • Ultrasound
      It involves the usage of sound waves to obtain images of the structure present within the body. Your health professional tries to get pictures of various structures in the body, especially soft tissue like tendons and muscles.
    • X rays
      The injury of the rotator cuff tear is not visible on the X-ray. This test is typically used for observing bone spurs and other potential factors responsible for your pain, like arthritis.

    The standard treatment for injury involves rest, ice and physical therapy. In case your injury is severe, then your doctor might suggest surgery. The rotator cuff surgery cost in Mumbai is affordable compared to other parts of the country, so you must consider it for your treatment.

    Different surgeries are available for rotator cuff injuries. Some of them are mentioned below:

    • Shoulder replacement
      Severe injuries may require shoulder replacement surgery. Your doctor can use the procedure of reversed shoulder arthroplasty for improving artificial joint stability.
    • Tendon transfer
      If the injury has caused severe damage to the tendon, your surgeon then may use a procedure involving the usage of another tendon located nearby as a replacement.
    • Open tendon repair
      In certain specific conditions, your doctor may consider open tendon repair as a better option. In this procedure, your surgeon will work to reattach the damaged tendon to a bone.
    • Arthroscopic tendon repair
      In this process, your surgeon may use an arthroscope with a camera attached to it. Small incisions are made to reattach the tendons to the bones.

    Your health professional may recommend physical therapy as it is highly beneficial. The exercises recommended by the therapist can help you to restore the flexibility and normal functions of the affected shoulder. Physical therapy is also considered an essential aspect of the recovery process after the surgery.

    If standard treatment procedures are not beneficial for reducing your pain, your doctor may recommend a steroid injection for your shoulder. The injections can weaken your tendons and may lower the success of the surgery, so they should be used with precautions and care.

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