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Dr. Vivek Agrawal

Orthopedic Surgery
Carmel, IN
32 years experience male

Locations

Office

Carmel, IN

Address

Suite 310, 12188A North Meridian Street, Carmel, IN
Directions

Insurances accepted

No Value

The Shoulder Center

Carmel, IN

About

Bio

Recognized by his peers, Dr. Agrawal is honored to be included among the 10 Shoulder Specialists to Know in America by Becker’s Hospital Review. https://www.theshouldercenter.com

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Doctor Q&A

215 Answers
54 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Depends: Learn more about pinched nerve in shoulder here: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/suprascapular-nerve.Htm depending on which nerve has been diagnosed... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Get Diagnosis: Shoulder pain is a rather general term http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulder-pain.Htm it is important to first establish the cause of your shou... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
MRI diagnosis: The best results happen when a clear diagnosis is established with a detailed examination and history and confirmed with testing such as an MRI or emg... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Multiple Things: Many sources can result in referred pain to the shoulder blade. Along with the neurogenic sources like cervical (c6 for example) and the suprascapula... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Many options: Shoulder blade pain can come from multiple sources. This area can have pain referred from the neck and shoulder along with multiple other areas. If ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Multiple Things: Many sources can result in referred pain to the shoulder blade. Along with the neurogenic sources like cervical (c6 for example) and the suprascapula... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Depends on Surgeon: Patients with underlying laxity have the best chance at success with a global approach rather than just focusing on one area of the joint. Learn more... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Many Possibilities: Shoulder pain is a nonspecific finding so a lot more specific information and a detailed examination would be needed to give you clear diagnosis. If ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Many Possibilities: Shoulder pain is a nonspecific finding so a lot more specific information and a detailed examination would be needed to give you clear diagnosis. If ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Stiffness: Did you have a cast on your wrist or elbow for an injury? It is very common to develop concurrent shoulder stiffness while healing from an injury mor... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Unstable Shoulder?: It is difficult to tell if you are still experiencing symptoms or are concerned about how much you can safely push your shoulder. If you are still ha... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Several Options: We need to establish a comprehensive diagnosis for you first. For instance, was this a recent traumatic injury or something that came on over time. ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Depends: Rotator cuff tears don't heal for the most part (very tiny tears that don't result in any plastic deformation may heal). This doesn't mean that you w... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Good Question: I'm not aware of any studies or research looking at relationship of shoulder and rotator cuff symptoms and food. That said, for patients planning on ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Maybe: I would recommend you see a shoulder specialist to get a clear reason for your shoulder pain and depending on the true diagnosis, you may have to cons... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Second Opinion?: http://www.theshouldercenter.com/shoulderpain/2010/shoulder-pain/shoulder-pain-surgery-the-right-decision-for-shoulder-pain-surgery/ it is unclear fr... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Cables or Dumbell: I would recommend you consider doing all overhead presses and pulldowns in front of you rather than behind. Also try and keep a firm neutral spine po... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Just 1 or 2 Please: There is some concern that too many injections with a symptomatic rotator cuff tear may accelerate progression in the size of a tear so we only recomm... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Multiple Options: Unfortunately the size of the tear per ultrasound is not correlated with the level of symptoms and pain. If you are having persistent problems consid... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Ribs or Lung?: Pain when you take a deep breath seems to indicate that when your rib cage expands this is painful...This points towards a problem in the rib cage or ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Good Question: Impingement is a generic term that doesn't really provide us with an anatomic correlate for the shoulder pain. Learn more about shoulder pain and imp... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Multiple Techniques: You may find this article helpful: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulderpain/2011/shoulder-pain/biceps-tendon-pain-a-popular-diagnosis-loaded-with... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Second Opinion: Before moving ahead with any treatment i recommend you have a firm diagnosis that makes sense to you rather than treat the mri. Consider a second opi... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Need More Info: Please discuss this with your surgeon. If it has been some time and you still are concerned consider a second opinion. Without more information abou... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Multiple Things: Many sources can result in referred pain to the shoulder blade. Along with the neurogenic sources like cervical (c6 for example) and the suprascapula... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Second Opinion: Impingement is a generic term and doesn't really give us the anatomic cause for your shoulder pain. Learn more here: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Co... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Several Options: You many consider having a functional evaluation with a physical therapist to provide a regimen to minimize any neck mediated symptoms and also evalua... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Brief Relief?: It's time to see a doctor and establish a diagnosis so we can get to past this shoulder pain. In the interim, you may also consider trying heat. Lea... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Possibly Nerve pain: This could be because of some irritation or pinching of a nerve in your neck or shoulder girdle as well as more distally. I recommend you see your re... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Don't heal on own: The rotator cuff is like a rubber band under tension, any tearing results in pulling apart of the fibers and shortening of the muscle so even if scar ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Diagnosis?: Shoulder pain can have multiple causes so have a detailed evaluation. Learn more here: http://theshouldercenter.Com/shoulder-pain.Htm.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Second Opinion: Tendonitis is a generic term and not a reliable diagnosis. Consider a second opinion with a shoulder specialist to first and foremost establish a clea... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Several Options: Calcification can occur for several reasons in the rotator cuff and in several locations. The classic calcific tendinosis that describes a collection... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Many Sources: If you are having pain severe enough to go to the er, i would recommend you make an appointment with a shoulder specialist to help establish the diagn... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
How Treated?: http://www.theshouldercenter.com/broken-shoulder.htm without knowing more specifics of your fracture and the type of treatment it is difficult to giv... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Varies Widely: As with all things the duration and details of the procedure really depend on the level of skill and experience of the surgeon as well as the extent o... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Shoulder Specialist: Type 3 ac separations are controversial with regard to best treatment. That said, you may be interested to know that the vast majority of patients we... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Diagnosis?: Although most rotator cuff tears are not the result of an acute injury, many other causes of shoulder pain are also assumed to be rotator cuff problem... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Diagnosis?: This really depends on the diagnosis and the reasons you are contemplating having an operation. Rest, activity modification, and rehabilitation are p... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Depends: Most patients that perform sedentary work and don't need to use the operative arm could go back to work within a week or two but a lot depends on the ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Highly Variable: Shoulder arthroscopy is just a general term and it really depends on the exact diagnosis and procedure(s) performed. This also greatly depends on the... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Multiple Things: Many sources can result in referred pain to the shoulder blade. Along with the neurogenic sources like cervical (c6 for example) and the suprascapula... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Diagnosis?: Shoulder pain can have many sources and we need to first establish the cause for your shoulder pain. If rest and over the counter options have not he... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Don't Scratch: I would recommend you avoid scratching the scabs and instead if these are too bothersome consider keeping them moist with an antibiotic ointment until... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Labrum vs. tendon: http://www.theshouldercenter.com/labrum-tear-slap-lesion.htmhttp://www.theshouldercenter.com/rotator-cuff-tear.htm these links will help you with mor... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
See Doctor: You could see a shoulder or neck specialist or your regular doctor to start the process of figuring out exactly what is causing your pain. Learn more... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Diagnosis: You are very young for a shoulder replacement and it would be helpful to know what led to the procedure. We need to get a clear diagnosis for your sh... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Diagnosis Dependent: Although shoulder impingement is a very common diagnosis, you may be interested to learn that the commonly held belief by many patients and surgeons t... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Good Question: There are many factors to consider before considering surgery. Most patients that choose surgery do so because of persistent pain and weakness that a... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
See Below: Acromioplasty (commonly referred to as spur removal or shaving) is one of the most commonly performed shoulder procedures and is also considered to be... Read More

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Mar 15, 2013
Dr Agrawal is a fantastic surgeon. Very highly regarded
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Dec 16, 2012
Had shoulder surgery 15 yrs ago because of my shoulder dislocating, this was done by another physician. Was having some pain with weight lifting. My shoulder would remain inflamed for days. I had a c...Read More
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Dec 16, 2012
You can tell that Dr. Agrawal had taken a great deal of time to think about how he wants his practice to function. It is refreshing to walk into your appointment and to be seen by your Doctor within ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Of all the responses YU were the only 1 to correctly read of reply correct. Thank You for the GREAT ADVICE. & GOD BLESS !!!!!!!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! After 4 yrs I have neurogenic TOS plus going to see a Neuro Dr next for the cervical..thanks for your input~
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Knowing that my similar pain can be heart related is cause for serious concern. Thank you for the insight

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis
Graduated 1994MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Graduated 1990MD

Residency

Indiana University Hospital

Awards

Associate Master Arthroscopy Instructor, Arthroscopy Association of North America
67 Shoulder Surgeons and Specialists to Know in America, Becker's Hospital Review
20 Shoulder Specialists to Know in America, Becker's ASC Review

Affiliations

Arthroscopy Association of North America
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
The Shoulder Center

Publications

Staged Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair with a Bridging Acellular Human Dermal Graft in the Treatment of Infection Following Open Rotator Cuff Repai...
Healing Rates for Challenging Rotator Cuff Tears Utilizing an Acellular Human Dermal Reinforcement Graft
Cover Image: Greater Tuberosity Footprint Osteolysis Associated with Type II Retear Following Dual Row Rotator Cuff Repair with Absorbable Anchors
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