During Shoulder Replacement Surgery
The anaesthetist will evaluate you and make you comfortable. After which fluid drips will be started.
We use a combination of Block and General Anesthesia. If the patient is not fit for General Anesthesia, the entire surgery is performed under block and sedation.
Position of the Patient:
The patient is given a beach chair position to decrease the blood loss and the arm is kept free.
Before beginning to scrub, the Shoulder Surgeon wears the body exhaust mechanism attached to a battery. This system is then covered with water impermeable hoods, so that no part of the surgeon's body is exposed. This is an international protocol followed by all Joint Replacement Surgeons.
After thorough scrubbing the surgeon is helped by the staff nurse to wear the hood gown and gloves. It is mandatory for all the assistants to wear the body exhaust mechanism or space suits and water impermeable gowns.
During Shoulder Replacement Surgery the standard Deltopectoral approach is used to expose the Shoulder Joint. The shoulder joint is dislocated keeping the soft tissues intact and the humeral head is excised at the desired level.
This will help to expose the Glenoid.
The glenoid is then Prepared
After Glenoid preparation,
Humerus is prepared for the trial insertion.