The Lakeshore hospital in Kochi became the first hospital in South India to perform a reverse shoulder transplant surgery on a 72-year old man.
One of the country's best orthopedic surgeon Dr Jacob Varghese performed the operation on a patient who had already tried to correct his rotator cuff tear through a surface surgery without any success.
AdvertisementDr Varghese managed to replace the joint using a Delta reverse shoulder which is very effective in maintaining the alignment of the shoulder joints.
Dr Varghese said that the reverse shoulder transplant surgery has newly arrived in the country, adding that around 20 percent of all those who suffered from rotator cuff arthropathy last year preferred to travel overseas in order to undergo the surgery and thereby increasing the treatment costs by almost 50 percent.
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