Dr. Vipul Dua, M.D. is a highly skilled and top-rated orthopedic surgeon who provides exceptional orthopedic treatment in Manchester. He is someone who takes a personal interest in your wellness. He treats patients on an individual basis and believes in exploring the use of conservative treatments prior to surgical intervention. His practice provides state of the art nonsurgical and minimally invasive surgical care including arthroscopic procedures and robotic-assisted joint replacement procedures of the hip and knee, so that you may rapidly return to activity. Our professional and friendly staff focuses on patient education, comfort, and quick recovery. Dr. Dua offers comprehensive treatments to many orthopedic problems including robotic-assisted hip and knee surgery, minimally invasive surgery (arthroscopy), primary hip and knee reconstruction or replacement, partial knee replacement, hip and knee revision surgery, shoulder dislocations, shoulder surgery including rotator cuff repair, fracture surgery, and arthritis management.
The shoulder joint is the body’s most mobile joint. It can turn in many directions. But, this advantage also makes the shoulder an easy joint to dislocate. A partial dislocation (subluxation) means the head of the upper arm bone (humerus) is partially out of the socket (glenoid fossa). A complete dislocation means it is all the way out of socket. Both partial and complete dislocation cause pain and unsteadiness in the shoulder. A shoulder dislocation is usually accompanied by swelling at the site, numbness and weakness in the shoulder and down the affected arm, and bruising. Sometimes a shoulder dislocation may tear ligaments or tendons in the shoulder or damage nerves. The shoulder joint can dislocate forward, backward, or downward. A common type of shoulder dislocation is when the shoulder slips forward (anterior instability). This means the upper arm bone moved forward and down out of its joint. It may happen when the arm is put in a throwing position. The muscles may have spasms from the disruption, and this can make it hurt more. When the shoulder dislocates time and again, there is shoulder instability. The doctor will examine the shoulder and may order an X-ray. It is important that the doctor know how the dislocation happened and whether the shoulder had ever been dislocated before. The Manchester orthopedic treatment for shoulder dislocations includes a process called closed reduction wherein the orthopedic surgeon places the ball of the upper arm bone (humerus) back into the joint socket. Severe pain stops almost immediately once the shoulder joint is back in place.
Rehabilitation after a shoulder dislocation is an integral part of total recovery and your Manchester orthopedic treatment. Dr. Dua and his talented staff will personalize a program for you that will restore function, flexibility, and strength to your injured shoulder. You’ll be back on the playing field before you know it.