Dr. Abheek Kar is an Orthopaedic Surgeon, specialized in Arthroscopic Surgery of the Shoulder. He is an Associate Consultant in the Department of Orthopaedics- Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata. Working in the field of Complex trauma, Spine Surgery, Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy, Computer navigated Joint Replacement including revision Joint replacement.


His vast experience in the field of shoulder surgery, fracture treatment, Osteoporotic fractures, Hip and knee reconstruction,Total Knee & Hip Arthroplasty and treatment of Shoulder sports Injuries have given him the confidence and the expertise that every patient would expect from his surgeon. He specializes in all kinds of shoulder problems and is considered one of the finest shoulder doctor in Kolkata and eastern India.


Identify Your Symptoms


Symptoms ofShoulder dislocation

Significant pain, which can sometimes be felt past the shoulder, along the arm.

Inability to move the arm from its current position, particularly in positions with the arm reaching away from the body and with the top of the arm twisted toward the back.

Numbness of the arm.

Visibly displaced shoulder.

Some dislocations result in the shoulder appearing unusually square.

No bone in the side of the shoulder showing shoulder has become dislocated.


Symptoms of SLAP Tear

Pain in the front of the shoulder or deep inside the joint.

A feeling of catching or grinding in the joint.


Symptoms of Impingement

Minor pain that is present both with activity and at rest.

Pain radiating from the front of the shoulder to the side of the arm.

Sudden pain with lifting and reaching movements.

Athletes in overhead sports may have pain when throwing or serving a tennis ball.


Symptoms of Shoulder Arrthritis

Pain with activities.

Limited range of motion.

Stiffness of the shoulder.

Swelling of the Shoulder joint.

Tenderness around the shoulder joint.

A feeling of grinding or catching within the joint.

Symptoms of Rotator cuff problems

Dull aching pain worsens with activity at the shoulder.

Lifting the arm overhead commonly produces pain (for example, putting the dishes in the cupboards).

Sleeping on the shoulder at night causes pain.

Weakness of the shoulder.

Popping or clicking in the shoulder.

Shoulder is coming in and out of the socket.


Symptoms of Frozen shoulder

The shoulder joint becomes so tight and stiff that it is nearly impossible to carry out simple movements.

Such as raising the arm.

Stiffness and discomfort worsens at night.


Symptoms of Shoulder Fracture

A shoulder fracture that occurs after a major injury is usually. accompanied by severe pain.

Redness and bruising around the injured area.

A fracture is obvious because the bones appear out of position.

Symptoms of Bicep Tendonitis

Pain in the front of the shoulder when you move your arm and shoulder.

This pain will especially be felt when you extend your arm out in front of you or raise your arm above your shoulder  

You feel pain when the front of the shoulder is touched.

The arm may be red and swollen. In some cases you may feel a burning sensation around the area in the front of the shoulder.

The pain is often worse at night or first thing in the morning.

You may feel or hear a snapping sound when you move the arm or shoulder in certain directions.

Acromioclavicular joint resection pain and tenderness in the front of the shoulder around the joint.

The pain is worse when the arm is brought across the chest.

The pain is vague and may spread to include the shoulder, the front of the chest, and the neck.

If the joint has been injured in the past, there may be a bigger bump over the joint on the affected shoulder than on the unaffected shoulder.

The joint may also click or snap as it moves.


I had a severe fracture around my shoulder joint. Dr. Kar did a shoulder replacement in January 2011.Its been 2 years since the surgery and I’m leading a normal life.

Mr.Mir Tarekul Islam

62 years, Murshidabad, West Bengal


I had severe shoulder pain due to frozen shoulder. I could not sleep at night or wear clothes properly. I had tried all other treatments till I was treated by Dr.Abheek Kar.After I underwent the Arthroscopic capsular release I recovered dramatically. I’m now back to my drawing board.

Ms. Banya Banerjee

Architect ,Kolkata



I underwent a Latarjet surgery for repeated shoulder dislocation of my left shoulder. I’m presently able to do all my activities without any apprehension .I thank Dr.Abheek Kar for the successful procedure.

Mr Vivek Basnett Lawyer ,Canada


I had severe osteoarthritis of my right shoulder. I had severe pain and couldn’t sleep the whole night Dr.Kar did a total shoulder replacement with the latest generation implants. I started using my hand within a few days and have been pain free for the last 3 years.

After the surgery I have reasonable pain free movement. I’m extremely satisfied with the outcome.

Mrs Chitra Sinha

79 years ,Homemaker


I underwent a Latarjet surgery for repeated shoulder dislocation of my left shoulder. I’m presently able to do all my activities without any apprehension .I thank Dr.Abheek Kar for the successful procedure.

Mrs Mira Devi

48 years , Home maker ,Patna

I was having severe pains in my shoulder for several years. Physical therapy and medication did not help much, so I went for shoulder arthroscopy on Dr. Kar’s advice. Now it’s been two years and the pain has almost gone. - Mr. Abhijit Sanyal.


I could not sleep at night for terrible pain on the left shoulder and around the arm. The pain became bad to worse. I was diagnosed for Impingement syndrome. Dr. Kar recommended Arthroscopic surgery when there was no improvement after non-surgical treatments. I am able to sleep at night now and pain is not there. Mr. Manoj Jaiswal


I am a sportsperson and had a rotator cuff tear. With Dr. Kar’s Advice I went for Arthroscopy surgery and the timely surgery healed me and I am back to my sport again.– Mr. Sanjay Boral


Dr. Kar came to Colombo and I contacted him for my frozen shoulder. Things did not improve much even after Corticosteroids, so he had to go for surgery. With Arthroscopic surgery I didn’t even feel anything and was back to normal within a few days. I have almost forgotten I had such terrible discomfort earlier.
Asuntha Yapa