first_imgWhen Hemant Kumar (18), a national-level wrestler from Bhiwani, Haryana, went to an orthopaedic, he was diagnosed with a frozen shoulder. Doctors put him on steroids but he did not get any relief.Then, he reached BLK Hospital where the doctors detected him with muscle tear known as rotator cuff tear (RCT). Similarly, Dr V K Saraswat, scientist and NITI Aayog member, is also a patient of RCT. A new technique called minimal invasive surgery (arthroscopic rotator cuff repair) started at BLK Hospital has given a fresh lease of life to Hemant and many other patients who were diagnosed with RCT.If the normal shoulder pain exists for more than three weeks, it could be RCT, said city doctors. RCT is a group of four muscles over the shoulder joint, which with the advancing age, undergoes degeneration causing long term pain and tear in the muscle.”I was undergoing acute shoulder pain and was not able join my practice. When the pain did not subside with medicines and exercise, I was detected with RCT. My treatment started and it is a great relief to me now. Soon I am going to start my sports activities,” said Hemant.ALSO READ | Sakshi Malik aims for Asian Wrestling Championship goldALSO READ | Poll protection: Delhi netas scramble to rope in bouncerslast_img

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