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Shoulder Replacement Abroad

Details of leading international hospitals performing Shoulder Replacement to foreign patients.

Turan & Turan Bone Muscle Joint Health Medical Center

Turan & Turan Bone Muscle Joint Health one of the leading orthopedics and traumatology centers in Turkey where orthopedists and physical therapy and rehabilitation specialists work together, adopting a patient-centered care approach and providing cutting edge technologies.

7 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Dr. Kayhan Turan, MD

The Director of Turan Turan Health Group

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Total Shoulder Replacement

7,000 - 7,500 US$

Derindere Hospital

Our Orthopedics and Traumatology Department, which offers all the facilities of contemporary medicine with the professionalism of specialist physicians and health care team, utilizes with a fully equipped Radiology and Imaging Center within the hospital during diagnosis and treatment process

Listed orthopedics specialist:

Dr. Mehmet Yavuz Çirpici

Senior Physician Orthopedics and Traumatology

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Shoulder Replacement

6,600 US$

Minimally Invasive Shoulder Replacement

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Partial Shoulder Replacement

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Revision Shoulder Replacement

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Total Shoulder Replacement

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Quirónsalud Madrid University Hospital

An ISO certified modern private hospital, which was opened in 2006, and is part of the Quironsalud Hospital Group. This tertiary care hospital has certified medical specialties capable of treating the most complicated medical cases.

Listed orthopedics specialist:

Dr. José Tabuenca Dumortier

Head of Division of Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma

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Shoulder Replacement

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Anadolu Medical Center

Anadolu Medical Center is one of the most modern, comprehensive and respected hospitals in Turkey. Anadolu is affiliated with John Hopkins Hospital.

Listed orthopedics specialist:

Prof. Ahmet Kıral

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Joint Arthroplasty

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Shoulder Replacement

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Hospital General de Catalunya

Hospital General de Catalunya orthopedic doctors are national experts in orthopedic conditions, including adult and pediatric orthopedics. Treating musculoskeletal conditions including sports medicine, hip resurfacing, spinal deformity, hip and knee joint replacement.

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Shoulder Replacement

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Hospital Quirónsalud Barcelona

Quirónsalud Hospital Barcelona is the benchmark for private healthcare in southern Europe, providing world-class service for the past seventy years.

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Shoulder Replacement

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Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja

Quironsalud Hospital Torrevieja is an ISO-certified private hospital located in the north of Torrevieja, championing excellence in cancer treatment and management. IMTJ Best International Hospital of the world (awards 2017)

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Shoulder Replacement

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Hospital Quirónsalud Malaga

With more than 36 medical specialties, 200 physicians and surgeons of the highest level, Quironsalud Hospital Malaga is one of the most pertinent hospitals in Spain.

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Shoulder Replacement

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Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

Our orthopedic service has a long history of more than 50 years of experience; Our great interdisciplinary team offers an integral management to the patient, helping him to his recovery and adequate rehabilitation.

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Shoulder Replacement

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Sourasky Medical Center

The Division of Orthopedics of the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center treats a wide variety of conditions related to the skeletal system and movement - bone, joint, and connective tissue - such as joint replacements, traumatic injuries, and sports conditions.

Listed orthopedics specialists:

Prof. Moshe Salai

Orthopedics Division Director

Prof. Yehuda Kolander

Orthopedic Oncology Acting Director

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Shoulder Replacement

upon request

Partial shoulder replacement, primary

upon request

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About Shoulder Replacement

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is Shoulder Replacement?
Shoulder replacement is a surgical procedure in which a shoulder joint is replaced with an artificial shoulder joint.

Shoulder replacement is performed in cases where the shoulder joint is severely damaged by arthritis or physical injury, and medication and lifestyle adjustments have failed to treat the pain and mobility restrictions caused by the damaged shoulder joint.

How is Shoulder Replacement Surgery Performed?

  • An anterior incision is made on the shoulder.
  • The nerves, muscles, and blood vessels are moved to one side.
  • The joint capsule of the shoulder joint is cut, which allows the surgeon to view the joint.
  • The ball of the humeral head is removed using a bone saw.
  • The hollow inside the humerus is scraped and space is made to attach the metal stem of the humeral component.
  • A tool known as burr is used to grind any cartilage from the surface if the glenoid needs to be replaced.
  • Holes are drilled into the scapula where the stem of the glenoid component is attached.
  • The humeral and glenoid components are then placed in and the humeral ball is attached.
  • After the joint is anchored, it is checked to see if it has been properly attached.
  • The surgeon stitches the joint capsule together.
  • The nerves, muscles, and blood vessels are moved back in their original place.
  • The incision is closed with stitches and covered with a bandage.

The Artificial Shoulder Joint
The shoulder joint implants are of two kinds:
  • Cemented
    The cemented implant is fixed in place by a kind of epoxy cement that joins the metal to the bone.
  • Un-cemented
    The un-cemented implant consists of a net of holes on its exterior, and the bone grows into the net. Eventually, the implant is joined to the bone.

The artificial implant consists of two parts:
  • The Humeral Components
    The humeral head, which is the ball of the joint, is replaced by the humeral component. It is made up of metal.
  • The Glenoid Component
    The socket of the joint, which is part of the scapula, is replaced by the glenoid component. It consists of two parts: the socket that is made up of a tough and smooth plastic cup, and a metal tray that is attached to the bone.

How to Prepare for Shoulder Replacement?
  • The patient is physically examined to ensure that the patient is in a good condition to undergo surgery.
  • The patient is required to give several tests like blood and urine test, x-rays and cardiogram.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient is taking with or without a prescription. These may include supplements or herbs or drugs.
  • Certain medication that the patient is taking may be stopped two weeks before the surgery.
  • The doctor should be informed if the patient has any ailments or medical conditions.
  • The doctor should be informed if the patient has been drinking more than 2 drinks of alcohol per day.
  • The patient must stop smoking to ensure a quick recovery.

Duration of procedure/surgery : Approximately 2 hours

Days admitted : 2 to 3 days

Anesthesia : General of Regional Anesthesia

Recovery : - The patient’s shoulder may be strapped to a continuous passive motion (CPM) machine, which helps in reducing stiffness of the joint and easing pain. - A drainage tube may be used to drain excess fluid after the surgery. - A sling is used to hold the patient’s arm at rest. This should be worn at night for 4 to 6 weeks. - The patient will be able to perform light activities like eating and grooming within a couple of weeks after the surgery. - The patient will be able to drive a car within 6 weeks after the surgery. - The patient is required to undergo a rehabilitation program starting on the day after the surgery. - The patient may take 6 months to 1 year to fully recover.

Risks : Risks of anesthesia include: - Breathing difficulty - Allergic reaction to medication Risks of shoulder replacement are: - Humerus fracture during the surgery - Breakage of tendons - Shoulder instability - Loosening of the glenoid implant - Joint dislocation - Injury to a nerve or blood vessel - Bleeding - Blood clotting - Infection

After care : - The patient is required to continue the rehabilitation program for many months. A physical therapist will help the patient with some exercises that will improve the shoulder’s strength and stability. - The patient needs to visit the doctor at intervals of 6 weeks for 5 to 6 months during which the doctor will monitor the patient’s progress. - The patient is required to take antibiotics after any surgical or invasive procedures to prevent infection. This includes dental procedures. The doctor should be informed immediately if the following symptoms occur: - High fever - Excessive drainage from the incision wound. - Redness and swelling at the incision area - Severe pain

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