Manhattan Orthopedic Care Leading the Way in Minimally Invasive Shoulder Arthroscopic Procedure

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Founder and orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Armin Tehrany, has successfully implemented and performed a minimally invasive arthroscopic operation technique that treats chronic shoulder arthritis.  The surgery is known as Arthroflex Arthroscopic Glenoid Resurfacing and Dr. Tehrany is the first orthopedic surgeon in New York to perform it.

arthroscopic procedure

Utilizing the advances in modern surgery techniques and relying on his wide experience in minimally invasive shoulder surgery, Dr. Tehrany has successfully performed the procedure that now replaces the open and extensive shoulder surgery for chronic shoulder arthritis.

“I am very proud and happy that Manhattan Orthopedic Care is the first in New York to provide Arthroflex arthroscopic glenoid resurfacing as a solution for chronic shoulder arthritis. I can only promise that we are going to continue providing the best shoulder treatments for any kind of shoulder injury or condition.” says Dr. Tehrany.

The first patient to undergo this new form of surgery at Manhattan Orthopedic Care is recovering very well, and states to have no pain anymore. However, it is important to note that, as time goes by and activity continues, the patient will wear out the graft and may require additional surgery. This may seem like an unfortunate note, but the surgery is an excellent alternative to a total shoulder replacement, especially for younger patients with persistent shoulder arthritis who can avoid such an extensive operation.

Leading the way in shoulder arthritis treatment

For millions of Americans, shoulder arthritis can be a debilitating illness. It can affect all walks of life, from work-related activities to simply trimming the shrubs by the front door. It can even be the cause of poor sleep, with the illness contributing to tossing and turning all night. The fact that it may require an extensive surgery has created a fear among younger population that leads to refraining from the surgery and living with the pain in the shoulder. Now we have a solution for those thinking of putting the procedure on hold. The surgery that has traditionally been accomplished through the use of open surgery methods is now performed with minimally invasive arthroscopic methods.

How the minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery helps?

Due to the prevalence of shoulder arthritis, it is safe to say that there are some of you reading this that are wondering whether they suffer from this condition. Unfortunately, this diagnosis is difficult to verify in a single blog post. The following are symptoms of shoulder arthritis:

  • Shoulder pain
  • Shoulder stiffness
  • Swelling in the shoulder
  • Limited range of notion

Some combination of these symptoms probably stick out to some readers, but the only true way to diagnose shoulder arthritis is to visit an orthopedic surgeon and obtain the proper imaging afterwards. It would seem for many that these symptoms are so common that there is no need to treat them, or perhaps no method to. However, processes do exist and MOC is a leader in diagnosis and treatment of shoulder conditions.

The shoulder is a ball and socket joint. With shoulder arthritis, both the ball and/or the socket are damaged. The damaged ball and socket continuously rub against each other, causing ongoing pain with simple movements.

In the minimally invasive surgery performed, the surgeon places a graft onto the socket that essentially serves as a pillow in between the damaged ball and socket surfaces. The first patient to undergo this new form of surgery at MOC has been recovering very well, and states to have no pain anymore. However, it is important to note that as time goes by, the patient will wear out the graft with continued activity and may require additional surgery. This may seem like an unfortunate note, but the surgery is an excellent alternative to an open total shoulder replacement for young patients.

For those interested in this procedure or suffering from other orthopedic ailments, MOC has a variety of medical experts on staff with decades of expertise in a variety of procedures that require minimally-invasive arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee. Dr. Armin M. Tehrany, founder of MOC, has recently been selected to Best Doctors in New York Magazine as well as a New York City Top Doctor in Orthopedic Surgery in The New York Times newspaper and The New York Times Magazine by Super Doctors.  Manhattan Orthopedic Care and Dr. Tehrany have been featured in multiple publications, including Who’s Who in AmericaWho’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders.

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