Chennai, 22nd August 2019: Shoulder fractures can be very depressing physically and mentally and it can even lead to prolonged stiffness if not treated properly. Fracture fixations by plate and screws in shoulder can give rise to complications like restricted shoulder movements, feeling the movement of the plate causing discomfort and in some cases the screw that holds the plating can pierce through the joints thus leading to more complications.
Inorder to overcome these challenges, the Orthopedic team from LIMA successfully used a new intra-medullary humeral implant developed by Pr. Levon Doursounian (Paris) into a 47 year old patient who had a badly shattered shoulder fracture. We believe this is a first evernovel surgery done in Tamilnadu at LIMA hospitals.
“Generally, shoulder fractures are dealt with by fixing plates, where the bones are held together and the patient has to live his entire life with the foreign object or till the position of the shoulder is fixed. This innovative technique has an implant which is an internal shoulder prosthesis. The implant does not disturb the anatomy of the shoulder thus giving the best outcome,” says Dr. Ravi Kirubanandan, FRCS (Ortho-Ed), Senior Orthopedic surgeon at LIMA hospitals.