Shoulder procedures overview

The shoulder is a complex joint that can be affected by a range of shoulder conditions, most of these due to injury or overuse over a period of time.

The following is an overview of the procedures carried out by Dr Moopanar to treat conditions and injuries affecting the shoulders.

Total Shoulder Replacement

In this procedure, the shoulder joint is either partially or totally replaced with implanted prosthetic components. It is an option where either shoulder arthritis or trauma (injury) or another condition has made movement very painful and/or has severely limited the range of motion of the joint.

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Reverse Shoulder Replacement

Reverse shoulder replacement is an alternative to the conventional total shoulder replacement procedure described above, where the replacement components are not placed in the natural 'anatomical' positions, but are reversed.

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Rotator Cuff Repair

A rotator cuff repair is a procedure to repair damage and injury to the tendons in the rotator cuff muscles, tendons and ligaments surrounding the shoulder joint.

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Biceps Tendonesis

Tenodesis describes a procedure to anchor a tendon to a bone. It is commonly used to repair a biceps muscle tear at the shoulder, most frequently affecting the long head biceps tendon.

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Arthroscopic releases for frozen shoulder

Frozen shoulder is a painful and debilitating condition. Most cases can be treated effectively without surgery, however where these non-surgical treatments are not effective, surgery is an option using a procedure called 'arthroscopic capsular release'.

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Shoulder fracture management

Where one or more fractures have occurred in the bones of the shoulder – these will sometimes need to be stabilised or fixed via surgery, although around 80% of all shoulder fractures are 'non-displaced' and these generally do not require surgery.

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AC Joint stabilisation

The term 'AC Joint' is an abbreviation for the acromioclavicular joint which is where the acromion connects to the collarbone. This joint can be damaged and 'separate', also causing damage to the ligaments, when subject to a sudden force. An AC Joint stabilisation procedure is necessary to treat this.

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Shoulder stabilisation

Shoulder instability is where the humeral head comes out of the 'glenoid' socket in the shoulder blade. There are four surgical approaches to the shoulder stabilisation procedure depending on the exact nature of the shoulder instability.

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