Before the Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery

Meeting your Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgeon 

The first time when you meet Dr. Amyn Rajani in his office, a complete history of your body will be taken. During this session it is of utmost importance that you mention to the doctor of any past or present medical illness (blood pressure problems, diabetes mellitus, heart disease etc). You should also mention if any surgery was performed on you in the past.

Please also bring a list of medications that you are taking currently. It is of utmost importance that medications like ecosprin (aspirin), or clopidogrel be stopped at least 10 days before the date of surgery.

This will be followed by acomplete physical examination of the Shoulder Joint. Special care will be taken to do a thorough examination of the Shoulder without giving you any pain.

Apprehension Test

Test for Rotator Cuff

Once a complete examination is done, X-rays of your Shoulder will be ordered, which will help to identify any bony abnormality or calcification.

An MRI may be ordered to identify and confirm the pathology involving the synovium, meniscus, ligaments or cartilage.

Normal Shoulder MRI

Normal Shoulder MRI

Bankart Tear MRI

Rotator Cuff Tear MRI

After completion of the Clinico-radiological Evaluation you will be explained your disease with the help of animated videos. If you may require a Shoulder Arthroscopy, the procedure will be explained to you by customized animated videos.

You will also be shown videos of patients with different pathologies in Shoulder who have undergone Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery, with reference to their pre-surgery ability and post-surgery ability videos.

You will be given a specialised brochure and contact details of various patients operated by Dr. Amyn Rajani so that you can share your queries and anticipation with them. During this session you are free to ask any questions you may have about your conditions and about Shoulder Arthroscopy.

If at all you require a surgery and wish to get it done by Dr. Amyn Rajani, then a series of investigations will be ordered for you.

Questions to Ask Before Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery

  • If I need Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery, what complications may occur with this kind of surgery?
  • Will this surgery improve my quality of life?
  • How long will I stay in the hospital after my surgery?
  • How many days will it take for me recover from Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery?
  • What exercises should I perform both before and after surgery?
  • What about my range of motion after surgery?
  • Will I be able to return to my professional sporting activity?
  • I'm hesitant to go under the knife so will professional advice help?
  • When will I be able to daily activities after my surgery?

Exercises Before Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery

Performing strengthening and range-of-motion exercises to prepare for surgery is commonly known as “prehab". Depending on your condition, Doctor will design a specific prehab plan for you.

Patient's Guide to Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery

  • Nutrition counts: Include calcium-rich food items in your diet and avoid crash diets at all costs.
  • Get rid of all bad habits like smoking, binging on alcohol before your surgery.

    Investigations Before Surgery

    Blood Test

    Blood Profile:

    • CBC, ESR
    • FBS & PLBS
    • LFT & RFT
    • HIV, HBSAG & HCV
    • PT & PTTK

    Urine Routine and Microscopy

    Urine Profile:


     Chest X-ray (Pa View)

    Chest X-ray:

    • Chest X-ray Pa View

    Cardiac Profile:


    • ECG

    2D Echocardiogram

    • 2D Echo

    Once all investigations are done, you will be asked to see a physician from the team to evaluate the fitness for anesthesia.

    Date of Surgery:

    Once declared fit, the next available date will be given to you for the surgery, depending upon the waiting list. After we have specified the hospital and the type of room required for you, the necessary bookings for the room, and the operation theatre will be done.

    At the Hospital:

    • You will be required to get admitted in the hospital on the day of the surgery.
    • Dr. Amyn Rajani along with the anesthetist will visit you in your room before the surgery.
    • You will then be wheeled in to the operation theatre complex.