Dr. Hari Ankem, primarily focuses his clinical practice on comprehensive shoulder surgery, arthroscopic surgery of shoulder, elbow and knee and the treatment of sports / activity related injuries. Following medical school and his orthopedic residency at premier teaching university hospitals such as PGI, Chandigarh; Dr. Hari Ankem completed an additional subspecialty training in Arthroscopic surgery, Sports medicine by doing Shoulder and Elbow clinical research fellowships additionally at Imperial College London, UK; Columbia Presbyterian New York Orthopedic Hospital, NY and Mayo clinic, Rochester, MN, USA to further refine and master the skills.
Since that time, he has remained actively involved in continuing medical education, research and training junior colleagues in various capacities as a faculty at both the national as well as international forums for arthroscopy of shoulder, elbow and knee. He engages in active clinical research and regularly presents his work at the prestigious North American Arthroscopy Association (AANA) and ISAKOS for which he is an active member. He integrates his clinical outcome research into his daily clinical practice, contributing to higher quality patient care.
Currently, Dr. Hari Ankem serves as a reviewer for Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Surgery (JARS) and he is on the board-designing group of surgeons for upper limb joint replacements for Stryker, India.
According to him, shoulder dislocation is one of the most common sporting / activity related injury involving upper limbs in younger age group which has a tendency to become recurrent and disabling with time, if left unattended. It tends to recur in more than 50% of cases when the first dislocation occurs in less than 20 year old patients. It has now become routine to treat these successfully with arthroscopic shoulder stabilization procedures.
This involves key-hole surgery of the shoulder which is minimally invasive and primarily reattaches the torn stabilsing ligamentous structures (Bankarts lesion) to the socket bone (Glenoid) using absorbable anchors. The usual recovery period lasts about a month which would include supervised physiotherapy to gain functional movement and full recovery to lead normal life would be expected by three months, though participation in competitive sports is discouraged until 6 months following surgery for a successful final outcome.
Dr. HARI KRISHNA ANKEM
Consultant shoulder & elbow surgeon,
Apollo Health City,
Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad,
Specialist in Upper limb Arthroscopy – Arthroplasty and Sports related injuries