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Impingement Syndrome

“Impingement syndrome is not a condition but a reason that induces rotator cuff tear or shoulder bursitis”, asserts Dr. Gupta.
Dr. Gupta an MBBS and MS in Orthopedics from AIIMS has been effectively treating such shoulder debilitations for past 20 years. He believes that every condition despite the same symptoms has something new to teach him and though he has performed more than 18000 surgeries with deft hands yet every surgery is a new experience of endurance and skill.
“Shoulder region is the only part in human body where the placement of muscles and tendons is sandwiched between bones on either side causing easy shoulder problems. When tendons in the rotator cuff sustain injury, they swell but being encompassed within bones find no space and get damaged while passing through the narrow arch called subracromial space”, emphatically states Dr. Gupta.

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Germany and USA have been Dr. Gupta’s forte countries to acquire intensive knowledge and in depth training to each and every complexities involving upper extremity limbs. Speaking out more on impingement syndrome he says, “Whenever overhead gestures of the arm and reaching behind the back start becoming painful along with weakness in the shoulder region it is best advisable to consult a orthopedics. Being a common problem it affects more than 1 million cases with aging adults more susceptible to it at large, every year. It takes a few months time to be cured of.”

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Extreme calm demeanor and passionate observance of each case that Dr. Gupta handles makes him a class apart from other specialists in the field and reassuringly he observes, “Impingement syndrome is easily deduced by some imaging tests which show changes in the bone contour and then it can be treated by surgical and nonsurgical techniques. Here it is essential to understand that surgical techniques are only adopted if the impingement syndrome has resulted in rotator cuff tendonitis or shoulder bursitis. Depending on the findings in the diagnostics a treatment plan is formulated with both techniques of surgery and oral medication combined to provide relief to the patient.”

FAQ – Impingement Syndrome

What does Impingement syndrome mean?

Impingement Syndrome refers to a debilitating shoulder condition. As unlike other parts of the body where bones are covered by muscles and tendons, in shoulder region the muscles and tendons are encompassed in a framework of bones. On tapping at the top of the shoulder(acromion) the part that is felt underneath is the bone under which lies rotator cuff (muscles and tendons framework) which is again braced by the arm bone on the lower side. This unique arrangement of bone- muscles and tendons-bone is the reason to trigger off impingement syndrome which is closely related to shoulder bursitis / rotator cuff tendonitis.

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