Revolutionizing Joint Health: Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery and Physiotherapy
Welcome to the latest edition of our Singapore Surgeon Insight Series. Today, we’re exploring the innovative world of reverse shoulder replacement surgery, with a special focus on the role of physiotherapy in postoperative recovery. We had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Ruben Manohara, a renowned specialist in orthopedic surgery from Singapore, who sheds light on this life-changing procedure.
The Advancements in Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery
Reverse shoulder replacement surgery represents a significant advancement in orthopedic treatment. This technique is especially beneficial for patients with shoulder conditions that traditional shoulder surgeries cannot address. Dr. Manohara explains that in reverse shoulder replacement, the ball and socket of the shoulder joint are reversed, enabling functionality even when the rotator cuff is not intact.
This surgery is particularly effective for older patients, typically those over 65, with specific shoulder issues. Dr. Manohara outlines the indications for the surgery, which include:
- Cuff tear arthritis
- Massive / irreparable rotator cuff tears
- Acute shoulder fractures in the elderly
- Revision surgery
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Primary Osteoarthritis ( w glenoid wear / cuff tear )
- Tumours of the shoulder
- Fracture sequelae / Rotator cuff deficiency conditions
This procedure offers a ray of hope for those who have not found relief through conventional treatments.
The Crucial Role of Physiotherapy in Recovery
Postoperative care, specifically physiotherapy, plays a pivotal role in the success of the surgery. Dr. Manohara emphasizes the importance of physiotherapy in helping patients regain mobility and strength post-surgery. At PhysioActive, we specialize in providing tailored rehabilitation programs to ensure optimal recovery and a return to daily activities.
Navigating the Surgical Process
Dr. Manohara takes us through the surgical process, highlighting the importance of a thorough pre-surgical evaluation and the necessity of a brief hospital stay. The postoperative care includes diligent wound monitoring and an immediate start to physiotherapy, which is critical for effective rehabilitation.
Dr. Manohara’s expertise in reverse shoulder replacement surgery underscores its benefits and suitability for the right candidates. He also stresses that while this surgery offers significant improvements in quality of life, it is not a universal solution and should be considered carefully, especially for younger patients.
Making an appointment
For more information on reverse shoulder replacement surgery and to explore your options, you can contact Dr. Ruben Manohara directly. And for those seeking postoperative physiotherapy, whether in Singapore or Indonesia, PhysioActive is here to assist you in your recovery journey.
To make an appointment with Dr Ruben Manohara his contact details are
- web: https://www.shooulderclinic.sg
- phone: +65 6262 2284
For Physioactive Singapore, find your closest location at: www.physioactive.sg
For Physioactive Indonesia, book directly online here