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    Dr. Aditya Sai

    MS, DNB (Orthopaedics)

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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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    Dr. Aditya Sai is a renowned surgical orthopedic doctor practising in Mumbai. He has 15+ years of experience, with 10+ years of specialization in Shoulder Surgery, Knee & Hip Arthroscopy And Joint Preservation.


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    The Role of Shoulder Surgeons

    A shoulder surgeon is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder injuries and conditions. A shoulder surgeon usually plays the following roles:

    • Diagnosis of shoulder injuries 
    • Diagnosis of other conditions that may affect the shoulder joint
    • Making a treatment plan for patients having shoulder-related conditions
    • Treatment and management of shoulder disorders
    • Providing surgical treatments like:
      • Shoulder replacement: This surgery involves the replacement of the shoulder joint with an artificial ball and socket joint.
      • Rotator cuff repair: The procedure involves reattaching the injured or torn tendons in the shoulder region.
      • Arthroscopy: The procedure involves the insertion of an arthroscope and other small surgical instruments to treat a frozen shoulder, impingement syndrome, or other shoulder conditions.
      • Acromioclavicular joint repair: This type of surgery is performed using an arthroscope and is used to repair the joint where the shoulder bone and collarbone meet. This joint may have been damaged due to a fracture, arthritis, or other shoulder conditions.
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    Why Mumbai for Shoulder Treatment?

    Mumbai is considered to be one of the best cities in India to undergo shoulder treatment. The different factors that make Mumbai one of the most preferred cities to undergo shoulder treatment are:

    • Access to experienced and skilled shoulder surgeons
    • Several specialized shoulder clinics
    • Availability of modern medical technology and equipment
    • World-class healthcare facilities
    • Easy availability of good healthcare support staff
    • Advanced diagnostic techniques and treatment methods
    • Elaborate and comprehensive medical care for different shoulder conditions
    • Good rehabilitation and post-operative care facilities

    Qualities of a Top Shoulder Surgeon

    A good shoulder surgeon needs to have certain qualities to be able to perform his/her duties effectively. The qualities of a top shoulder surgeon include the following:

    • Experience and expertise: A shoulder surgeon needs to have the appropriate board certifications, qualifications, and training to perform a shoulder surgery. An experienced and skilled shoulder surgeon is more likely to provide favorable treatment outcomes compared to an inexperienced shoulder surgeon.
    • Good leadership quality: The shoulder surgeon will usually lead a medical team while performing shoulder surgery. Good leadership skills are needed to manage the team and obtain successful results.
    • Flexible treatment approach: The shoulder surgeon may have to alter the course of treatment based on individual patient circumstances. The surgeon, therefore, needs to be flexible in his/her treatment approach.
    • Bedside manners: The shoulder surgeon needs to understand the patient’s needs and have a good patient rapport. A professional, yet compassionate treatment approach is considered to be a sign of a good shoulder surgeon.
    • Realistic treatment approach: The shoulder surgeon should be precise in his/her approach to the patient and set realistic expectations from the treatment to avoid any disappointment later.
    • Willing to learn new techniques: The shoulder surgeon should be willing to keep learning about new medical techniques and equipment, and apply these techniques while treating the patient to obtain better treatment results.
    • Patient-centric treatment approach: The shoulder surgeon should always make a treatment plan depending on individual patient factors like age, overall health, condition of the shoulder joint, and lifestyle of the patient.

    Factors to Consider When Choosing a Shoulder Surgeon in Mumbai

    Choosing the right shoulder surgeon is extremely important to achieve the desired results and improved quality of life. The following factors need to be considered when choosing a shoulder surgeon in Mumbai: 

    • Get referrals: Get recommendations from the family physician, family, or friends to choose the best shoulder surgeon in Mumbai.
    • Inquire about the credentials of the shoulder surgeon: The shoulder surgeon should be board certified and have no history of malpractice claims.
    • Check testimonials and reviews: You can check online for patient reviews and testimonials to get an idea about the treatment experience under a particular shoulder surgeon.
    • Ask about the surgeon’s experience and expertise: A shoulder surgeon who has experience and expertise in handling shoulder conditions should be preferred compared to a surgeon who is inexperienced and has no experience in handling such cases.
    • Affiliations with reputed hospitals and clinics: A surgeon who is affiliated with a reputed and well-equipped hospital or clinic should be the preferred choice.
    • Availability for consultation and follow-up appointments: You can schedule a consultation appointment with the surgeon to get a first-hand experience of your comfort level with the surgeon, understand what to expect during the treatment, and get all your queries solved. Additionally, the surgeon should easily be available for follow-up appointments.
    • Good communication: It is essential to choose a surgeon with whom you can communicate easily and comfortably.
    • Takes part in your insurance plan: Choose a shoulder surgeon who will accept your insurance. This will help reduce your out-of-pocket cost substantially.

    Dr. Aditya Sai is considered to be one of the best shoulder surgeons in Mumbai. He has a good amount of experience and expertise in treating shoulder conditions.

    Questions to Ask During the Consultation

    The patient needs to ask the shoulder surgeon a few important questions during the consultation appointment. This will not only help the patient understand the future course of action but also help them get all the queries resolved.

    The important questions to ask a shoulder surgeon during the consultation appointment are

    • How many years of experience do you have in treating shoulder conditions?
    • What are my treatment options?
    • Can my shoulder condition be treated without surgery?
    • What is the expected time of recovery following treatment?
    • What are the possible risks or complications associated with the treatment?
    • What is the success rate for the treatment suggested to me?
    • How soon after treatment can I resume my regular activity or sports?
    • For how long do I need to stay in the hospital after treatment?
    • Will I be able to regain the range of motion in my shoulder joint similar to what I had before the shoulder injury?
    • Will I need physiotherapy exercises after treatment to rehabilitate my shoulder? If yes, for how long?
    • Will I need to wear a sling or brace to immobilize my shoulder after surgery? If yes, for how long?

    Preparing for Shoulder Surgery

    Preparation steps before shoulder surgery not only help in making the surgery easier and quicker but can also help in improving healing and treatment outcomes. The following are the preparation steps before shoulder surgery:

    • The patient will first be assessed physically by the doctor to ensure that the patient does not have any medical issues that could interfere with the surgery or its results. 
    • Routine tests like blood tests and urinalysis may be recommended to check for any underlying blood or medical disorders. The doctor may also recommend imaging tests like X-rays, CT scans, and MRI scans to obtain a clear image of the shoulder area.
    • Discuss with the surgeon any supplements or medications that you may be currently taking.
    • The surgeon may recommend stopping anti-inflammatory or blood-thinning medications a few days before surgery.
    • You will be asked to quit smoking and limit or stop alcohol consumption a few days before surgery.
    • Eat a nutritious diet and get adequate sleep before the surgery.
    • The surgeon will provide you with dietary instructions and tell you if you need to fast before the surgery and for how many hours.
    • Keep your shoulder immobilized using a sling or brace to prevent the inflammation of the tissues around the shoulder joint.
    • The patient may sometimes be recommended to go for physiotherapy sessions before shoulder surgery to perform certain strengthening and stretching exercises that may help in the healing process later on.
    • Arrange for someone to take you home after the surgery and also someone who can help you with the household chores after surgery during your recovery period.
    • Remove the loose carpets at home and keep the hallway clear to avoid any falls or injuries.

    Shoulder Surgery Treatment Options

    Depending on the injury or the condition that affects the shoulder joint, different types of shoulder surgeries may be recommended by the shoulder surgeon. The different shoulder surgery treatment options are as follows:

    Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery

    This is the most common type of shoulder surgery performed. The surgeon first identifies the damaged portion of the rotator cuff (a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint) and then cleans and re-attaches the injured or torn tendons in the shoulder region.

    The surgery can be performed using any one of the following techniques:

    • Traditional or open surgery
    • An arthroscopic or minimally-invasive technique
    • Mini-open rotator cuff repair

    Arthroscopic Procedure for Impingement Syndrome

    Impingement syndrome is a condition in which the tendons of the rotator cuff are trapped and compressed during the movement of the shoulder. 

    Subacromial decompression is an arthroscopic surgery in which the surgeon inserts an arthroscope (a thin tube with a camera on one end) and other tiny surgical instruments through the tiny incisions created in the shoulder region to remove the bursa (cushions inside the shoulder joint space) and sometimes, the undersurface of the acromion (top of the shoulder) to create a space so that the rotator cuff can glide without being pinched between the bone.

    Arthroscopic Surgery for SLAP Repair

    SLAP or superior labrum anterior and posterior tear is a type of injury to the cartilage encircling the shoulder socket, known as the labrum.

    An arthroscopic surgery may be recommended to get the labrum back to its original position.

    Shoulder Dislocation Treatment by Arthroscopy

    A shoulder dislocation refers to a condition in which the ball of the shoulder joint comes out of the shoulder joint’s socket.

    Bankart repair is a type of surgery performed to attach the labrum to the shoulder joint capsule and hold the ball in place. 

    In cases where the shoulder joint tends to come in and out of the socket easily, known as multidirectional instability, surgery may be recommended to tighten the joint capsule.

    Repeated shoulder dislocations may need major surgery to reposition the bone around the shoulder region to hold the ball more securely.

    Treating a Frozen Shoulder using Arthroscopy

    When the capsule that surrounds the shoulder joint becomes contracted and tight, the condition is known as a frozen shoulder.

    An arthroscopic surgery may be recommended to loosen the tissue which is contracted by cutting the capsule around the ball of the shoulder joint.

    Surgical Repair of Acromioclavicular Joint

    Arthritis, injury, or fractures can result in the wearing out or damage of the acromioclavicular joint, where the collarbone and shoulder bone meet.

    The condition may be treated using open surgery, which involves removing the end of the collarbone and widening the acromioclavicular joint space. Sometimes, screws or plates may also be placed during the surgery.

    Shoulder Replacement Surgery

    This type of surgery may be recommended for advanced types of arthritis, complex fractures, and other shoulder problems that cannot be treated using other techniques.

    A total shoulder replacement surgery involves the replacement of the ball-and-socket type of shoulder joint with an artificial ball made of metal and an artificial socket made of plastic. 

    A partial shoulder replacement surgery, known as hemiarthroplasty, involves replacing the ball of the shoulder joint and leaving the healthy socket untouched.

    The above surgeries are the most common types of shoulder surgeries. However, the surgeon may choose to perform other surgical procedures based on the condition and needs of individual patients.

    Recovery and Rehabilitation

    It is important to follow all the post-operative instructions provided by the shoulder surgeon after shoulder surgery to help achieve a quick recovery. Most patients take about six months to recover completely following shoulder surgery. 

    However, the recovery timeline will vary in different patients depending on the type of injury they had, the type of surgery performed, and the general health of the patient.

    The following are the recovery and rehabilitation steps following shoulder surgery:

    • The doctor recommends some painkillers and ice pack application on the shoulder region after surgery to relieve the pain and swelling after the procedure.
    • The stitches over your shoulder region will be removed by the surgeon approximately one week after surgery. Keep your incision area in the shoulder region dry and clean till it heals properly.
    • The patient needs to sleep lying on the back or on the side of the non-operated shoulder till the operated shoulder heals completely.
    • The doctor may immobilize the operated shoulder in a sling for a minimum period of seven to ten days, or even longer.
    • Wear loose-fitting clothes after surgery that can easily fit over the sling.
    • Avoid heavy lifting, strenuous activities, repetitive activities, overhead activities, reaching behind the body, or any activity that may aggravate the shoulder pain during the recovery period.
    • During the first few weeks after surgery, a physiotherapist will help the patient to perform certain assisted, gentle exercises to help regain the range of motion of the shoulder joint and regain movement.
    • The patient can gradually start doing more active exercises to regain strength in the arms. Most patients need physiotherapy sessions for at least six months after shoulder surgery.
    • Most patients resume full shoulder movement six weeks after surgery and can resume going to work, provided it involves less physical activity and the doctor permits the same.
    • You can resume your sporting activities only after the doctor and physiotherapist allow for the same.
    • Attend regular follow-up appointments with your doctor to ensure proper healing and quick recovery.

    Cost of Shoulder Surgery in Mumbai

    The cost of shoulder surgery in Mumbai varies from INR 30,000 to INR 2,50,000. However, this cost will vary depending on several factors. The factors that determine the cost of shoulder surgery in Mumbai include the following:

    • The type of surgery: Depending on the type of shoulder injury or condition being treated, the doctor may recommend different types of shoulder surgeries. The cost of shoulder surgery will vary depending on the type of surgery being performed. An arthroscopic surgery will generally cost more compared to an open surgery.
    • The severity of shoulder damage: The cost of shoulder surgery will increase in cases of severe shoulder damage, as it may require a more extensive surgical procedure.
    • Patient’s age, health, and gender: The type of surgery being performed, the treatment outcomes, and the amount of risk involved in developing complications after shoulder surgery may be affected by the age, gender, and general health of the patient. The overall cost of shoulder surgery will, therefore, be affected by these factors.
    • Surgeon’s experience: An experienced surgeon who has an expertise in dealing with shoulder surgeries will charge more for a shoulder surgery compared to an inexperienced surgeon.
    • Hospital chosen: The cost of shoulder surgery will be more in a private hospital located in a good locality compared to a government hospital.
    • Length of the hospital stay: The more the number of days the patient needs to stay in the hospital following shoulder surgery, the more will be the cost of the procedure.
    • Cost of diagnostic tests: The surgeon will recommend undergoing a few tests before shoulder surgery to check if the patient is fit to undergo the procedure. The cost of the diagnostic tests is added to the total cost of shoulder surgery.
    • Anesthesia cost: The cost of the anesthesia used during the surgery is added to the total cost of shoulder surgery.
    • Cost of the medications: The doctor may recommend taking certain medications before or after the surgery. The cost of the medications is added to the total cost of shoulder surgery.
    • Physiotherapy sessions: Physical therapy exercises and rehabilitation are recommended after shoulder surgery. The cost of the physiotherapy sessions is added to the total cost of shoulder surgery.
    • Follow-up appointments: The cost of the follow-up appointments with the surgeon after the surgery is added to the total cost of shoulder surgery.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The shoulder joint consists of the humerus (the upper arm bone), scapula (shoulder blade) and clavicle (collarbone) connected by tissues called ligaments. A rotator cuff is formed by a group of four muscles that surround these bones. A tough connective tissue known as a tendon helps connect these muscles to the bones. Cartilage layers, joint fluid and a bursa sac that cushions your joints are also present in the shoulder joint. Among all the other joints in your body, the shoulder joint is the most flexible one. It can be rotated in front, to the side or even behind the body. But this flexibility is also the reason for instability and susceptibility to injuries.

    On analysing your problem in detail, non-surgical methods are preferred before jumping to the surgical approach. But there are cases in which delay in surgery is likely to make the situation more difficult to treat in the near future. If you want to achieve results in the long run, timely and correct diagnosis and treatment are necessary.

    Various diseases and conditions of shoulder joints can cause damaged, degenerated, or diseased shoulders that can be treated using the surgical approach. Rotator cuff tears, shoulder separation, and shoulder dislocations are some of the conditions treated using surgery. It is possible to restore a fully functioning shoulder joint that has a pain-free range of motion.

    The various types of shoulder surgeries include-

    • Arthroscopy
      Surgery performed using an arthroscope, a long, thin tube with a camera attached, is arthroscopy. An incision is made over or near the joint to insert this tube. The inside images of your joints are captured and transmitted to the video screen by the camera. These images help your doctor to perform the procedure. You may need an arthroscopy for dislocated shoulders, specific rotator cuff problems, soft tissue repairs, shoulder tendonitis, frozen shoulder and repair of torn ligaments and cartilages.
    • Arthroplasty
      It is used to treat diseased joints. The arthritic or damaged surfaces of the bones will be removed and replaced with artificial implants known as prosthesis. You may need a partial or complete replacement, based on your condition. Arthroplasty might be recommended to treat- degenerative shoulder diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Some fractures may also require the replacement of the joint.
    • Soft tissue repair: It treats the damage to the shoulder muscles.
    • Rotator cuff repair: The procedure helps reattach a torn rotator cuff in case of a torn tendon in the shoulder joint.

    In addition to the shoulder surgery, a surgeon may perform additional procedures like-

    • Bursectomy or Bursa sac repair-
      The Bursa sac provides cushioning to your shoulder joint. If it gets damaged, it is treated using a bursectomy.
    • Dislocation or bone fracture repair-
      Certain fracture types of the collarbone, shoulder dislocations and humerus, which are severe, may require surgical methods.

    If you seek the best arthroscopic shoulder surgeon in Mumbai, Dr Aditya Sai can be one of your options. He has extensive experience in treating shoulder related injuries.

    Shoulder surgery is required to treat damaged, dislocated, degenerated or even diseased shoulder joints. As mentioned previously, your shoulder comprises various parts and contains cartilages, fluids, and tendons to connect the muscles and bones. There is also a bursa sac present between the bones and tendons to provide cushioning.

    Your shoulder joint can be damaged because of a disease, ageing, injury or overuse. The surgery is usually done if the other less complicated methods prove to be of no use. It would help if you enquired about all the options available and even seek a second opinion before finalising the surgery.

    Surgery can be recommended to treat the following-

    • Tendonitis: Inflammation of tendons that are not responding to the other conservative treatments.
    • Fracture: The fracture of the upper arm bone or collarbone.
    • Rotator cuff tears: It can be both partial or total tear.
    • Shoulder separation: It can include both partial and complete tear of some of the shoulder ligaments.
    • Shoulder dislocation: Shoulder dislocation can recur often.
    • Frozen Shoulder: Known as adhesive capsulitis that causes stiffness in the shoulder joint.
    • Cartilage conditions: Cartilage conditions including loose or torn cartilage.
    • Bursitis: Inflammation of the bursa sac.
    • Arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis can cause shoulder inflammation.

    To get an appropriate diagnosis and satisfactory outcomes, make sure you choose the best doctor for shoulder pain in Mumbai, such as Dr Aditya Sai. Their experience and knowledge will enable you to get the most effective treatment possible.

    Arthroscopy is used to see, diagnose and sometimes treat the problems inside your joints. Two greek words, "arthro" meaning joint and "skopein", meaning - to look, form the word arthroscopy. A small tube with a camera is inserted via a small incision into the shoulder joint during the shoulder arthroscopy. As the camera projects the inside images on the screen, the surgeon can guide the small surgical tools accordingly.

    Since the arthroscope and other tools used are very small, large incisions are not required as in open surgery. Using small incisions helps both, making the process less painful for the patient and shortening the recovery time. The shoulder arthroscopy dates back to the 1970s. It has broken barriers of the standard lengthy procedures that require extensive recovery periods. With the yearly advancements, shoulder arthroscopy keeps on improving year by year.

    Dr Aditya Sai is one of the best shoulder surgeons in Mumbai who keeps a practical outlook towards the treatment and keeps himself updated with all the new advancements to provide the best treatment to his patients.

    When searching for a shoulder surgeon, it can be a very stressful and anxious experience, especially if you have an acute injury; you don't have much time to browse the options. If your injury is chronic and you have time, there is still the worry about the decision because once you finalise, there is no going back. The anxiety about getting back to your routine and work and paying off your bills just piles up on all this. The anxiety is piqued, especially if you are the sole earner for your family or a young athlete who is about to get a sports scholarship, and the injury is interfering with it. Most people worry about the outcome and the pain even before deciding on the surgeon. They fear, what if the damage worsens after the surgery. Some people have also seen a coworker or neighbour or someone having a bad experience with shoulder surgery and hence get paranoid about the decision.

    With all these worries, how do you choose the best surgeon for you? So firstly, get a doctor who is an orthopaedic generalist or shoulder specialist. An orthopaedic generalist is the one who does the critical job of stabilising your hips, knees, shoulders, wrists, feet or hands in the emergency room after a fall or an accident. They are usually experienced in a variety of injuries but not necessarily specialise in shoulder injuries. So if you happen to pick any orthopaedic surgeon at random, it's just like getting a lottery ticket rather than seeking out a doctor who can tend to your specific needs.

    Dr Aditya Sai is the founder of Shoulder and Knee Clinic and has published articles in many academic journals related to this field. He conducts research and uses the latest techniques to treat his patients with the best quality treatment possible. He is indeed one of the best shoulder specialists in Mumbai who has practised treating shoulder arthroscopically for more than 15 years. He is an expert in hip, knee and shoulder procedures.

    It would be best to keep in mind to check the surgeon's credentials like the board certification, state licensing and even special training and fellowships. The experience can set them apart from many other surgeons you have got. Published articles, researches, sponsors and recommendations from known shoulder surgeons are required to gain membership of any society. Checking this makes your job easier. In the end, the technique will matter more than popularity. So make sure you choose a surgeon based on their credentials and experience and not on photos published on billboards or newspapers. It will ensure you get the best results after the surgery.

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