Shoulder Replacement in Turkey (Shoulder Arthroplasty)

Shoulder Replacement in Turkey

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Turkey welcomes thousands of patients every year for orthopaedic treatments including shoulder arthroscopy. Offering a high-quality service and affordable shoulder replacement cost, Clinic Center has been the leader among the other orthopaedics and traumatology clinics abroad. To get further information on shoulder replacement in Turkey, you can simply contact us online.

 

What is a Shoulder Replacement?

Shoulder pain has been a significant problem suffered by many especially nowadays when people spend hours in front of computers, mobile phones or do heavy exercises. These habits may give a way to shoulder disorders, which negatively effects the individual’s life standards. For this reason, shoulder replacement surgery is now available not only for old people but for people from all ages. Shoulder replacement in Turkey consists of removing the damaged or diseased end of the humerus ball and replacing it with an artificial joint, which inverts the structure of the shoulder. It is designed for patients who have exhausted all other treatment options. Offering an affordable shoulder replacement cost, Turkey has recently become an attraction for those seeking for a solution to shoulder pain an immobility.

 

X Techniques in Turkey / Types of X in Turkey

Total Shoulder Replacement is a procedure where the shoulder is completely replaced with an artificial prosthesis. During a total shoulder replacement, the humeral head is replaced with an artificial implant consisting of a metallic humeral head (ball) attached to a metal tube. This implant is inserted into the upper part of the humerus. The glenoid cavity is reinforced with a plastic implant.

Partial Shoulder Replacement is a surgery to replace only the balls of the shoulder joint with artificial prosthesis. Partial shoulder replacement in Turkey aims to repair the complex fractures of the shoulder without alteration of the glenoid.

Reverse Shoulder Replacement was developed for the place of traditional surgical options for shoulder arthritis which do not work well when patients also have a rotator cuff tear. Reverse shoulder replacement in Turkey can also be used for people who have severe fractures around the shoulder joint.

Shoulder replacement surgery relieves pain and stiffness for most people while also increasing their mobility. You should be able to resume your normal daily activities without much trouble. Many people can return to sports such as golf, swimming, gardening, bowling, and others.

 

How is a Shoulder Replacement Surgery Done?

You will receive anaesthesia before a shoulder replacement surgery. Two types of anaesthesia can be used: General anaesthesia, which means you will be unconscious and unable to feel pain or regional anaesthesia to numb the arm and shoulder area so that you do not feel any pain in that area.

Total Shoulder Replacement: A total shoulder replacement usually lasts 1 to 2 hours.
The incision is usually made through the front of the shoulder, with a length of between 10 to 15 centimetres. All the components of the shoulder, both the glenoid and the articular surface of the humerus, are replaced.

Partial shoulder replacement: During a partial shoulder arthroplasty, the upper bone in the arm is replaced with a prosthesis while the other half of the shoulder joint is left intact. Partial shoulder replacement is carried out in severe, persistent conditions of shoulder osteoarthritis in which the only the humeral head or ball of the joint is damaged.

Reverse Shoulder Replacement: During a reverse shoulder replacement surgery, the anatomy of the shoulder is reversed by attaching a metal ball to the glenoid and the plastic cup to the upper humerus.

 

Who is a Candidate for X?

Total Shoulder Replacement: There are several scenarios in which you may need a total shoulder arthroscopy in Turkey:

  • Severe osteoarthritis
  • Severe fracture of the arm near the shoulder
  • Severely damaged or torn shoulder tissues
  • Tumor in or around the shoulder

Partial Shoulder Replacement: Partial shoulder replacement can be performed for severe and persistent conditions of shoulder osteoarthritis in which only the humeral head or ball of the joint is damaged and requires replacement.

Reverse Shoulder Replacement: If the rotator cuff is no longer functioning normally, the surgeon may choose to perform a total reverse shoulder replacement. Reverse shoulder replacement allows the deltoid to become the main muscle that functions in the absence of a healthy rotator cuff.

 

How to Get Ready for a Shoulder Replacement?

Although the action protocols are specific to each hospital, in general you will not be able to eat any solid food six to eight hours before a shoulder replacement. And you will not be able to drink liquids in the six to eight hours prior to the operation.

Maintaining proper body hygiene is very important to reduce the risk of infection. Shower with neutral soap and do not apply makeup, perfume or enamel. It is not recommended to wear jewellery, costume jewellery or other decorations.

Shoulder replacement in Turkey, like any major surgery, carries some risks, but there is no reason to worry excessively. Staying calm and collaborative will help improve the results of your surgery.

Follow the instructions of the medical team, as they are the ones that can best help you.

 

How painful is a Shoulder Replacement?

After a shoulder replacement surgery, patients are likely to have moderate pain and discomfort. However, the orthopaedic surgeon will advise methods and medications to make you feel more comfortable. You will leave the operating room with a sling on. You will have to wear it for a few days so that your shoulder is immobilized and rested. This way you will be more comfortable and it will hurt less.

 

What are the Risks of Shoulder Arthroplasty?

No surgery is without complications. The most frequent complications in a shoulder replacement surgery are the risk of infection and loosening of the glenoid component.

If we talk about the percentage of complications in a shoulder arthroplasty: The complication rate is around 6%, and includes risk of infection, loosening of components and dislocation. Your doctor may recommend that you take antibiotics before and after the operation to reduce the risk of infection and a blood thinner to prevent blood clotting.

To minimise the post-operative risks and complications, you will also have some restrictions after shoulder replacement surgery, which mainly includes: weight lifting and pushing or pulling heavy objects.

 

Shoulder Replacement Results in Turkey

Things that affect how much movement you recover after a shoulder replacement surgery are how much movement you had before surgery and whether the soft tissues around your shoulder were also damaged.

The initial results of a shoulder replacement are generally encouraging. Shoulder arthroplasty is not suitable for everyone and not all surgeons can achieve remarkable results. Success depends not only on careful evaluation to make sure it is the right surgery for you, but also on having an orthopaedic surgeon experienced in doing a shoulder replacement.

Physical therapy for shoulder replacement also has a key role in the recovery process, which significantly enhances the results. The new shoulder joint will last much longer if less stress is put on it. With normal use, a new shoulder joint can last at least 10 years.

 

What to Expect After a Shoulder Replacement Surgery?

After a shoulder replacement in Turkey, patients will gradually take fewer pain relievers and continue to take medicine to prevent blood clots for several weeks after surgery.

A physical therapist will move your arm to keep your shoulder loose as it heals. The therapist will also teach you how to use a pulley device so that you can move your arm when you go home from the hospital. Also, your therapist may start doing some simple exercises to keep your other arm and leg muscles strong.

Rehabilitation after a shoulder replacement begins immediately. It is not too demanding at first, but it is very important that you do it. Most doctors will not allow you to use your shoulder muscles for 2 to 3 weeks after shoulder replacement. The main goal of rehabilitation is to allow you to move your shoulder as much as possible, to make it easier for you to do your daily activities, such as dressing, cooking, and driving. Most people regain approximately two-thirds of shoulder movement after surgery.

 

How Long Does it Take to Recover from a X?

In general, patients undergoing a shoulder arthroplasty abroad can carry out most daily activities using the operated arm between the second and sixth week after shoulder replacement. During recovery, it is advisable to continue an active life. Driving after shoulder replacement can begin once the patient can move the arm comfortably and safely.

As for the shoulder replacement scar, the procedure leaves a minimal scar around the shoulder joint which can be concealed professionally when carried out by an experienced orthopaedic surgeon.

 

Advantages of X in Turkey assisted by Clinic Center

Assisted by Clinic Center, shoulder arthroscopy in İstanbul is the most reasonable option for those who seek for the best quality. Our all-inclusive packages will make your shoulder replacement smooth and satisfying. Registered in the UK, Clinic Center offers you the following advantages:

 

Shoulder Replacement Cost in Turkey

When it comes to an orthopaedic treatment abroad, one of the main points that the candidates take into consideration is financing. Shoulder replacement cost depends on the type and extent of the surgery in addition to the country where the operation is performed. A total shoulder replacement cost is expectedly higher than a partial shoulder replacement cost. Registered in the UK, Clinic Center offers a reasonable shoulder replacement cost in Turkey, where the operation is carried out by talented orthopaedic surgeons. To get further information on our shoulder replacement price, you can simply contact us online.

 

Shoulder Replacement All Inclusive Package

Upon having the decision to go for a shoulder replacement in Turkey, the candidates will probably have such additional needs as accommodation and transfer. Clinic Center provides patients with all-inclusive packages, in which they can find anything that can be required during an orthopaedic treatment abroad:

  • Accommodation at a 4-star hotel
  • VIP Transfer between the airport, hotel and hospital
  • International personal host & patient coordinator
  • Free check-ups

 

X Recovery and Aftercare

Under normal conditions, you should be discharged 24-48 hours after shoulder replacement. After a shoulder arthroscopy, you must follow the outpatient rehabilitation program indicated by your physical therapist, which will depend on your characteristics as a patient and the type of intervention. Normally you will start with passive mobilization exercises the day after shoulder replacement, but you will use a sling for about three weeks to allow good tissue healing. 3 weeks after shoulder replacement, you will begin with simple activities and active movements. Rehabilitation is of great importance to improve the results of your shoulder replacement.

  • Take the prescribed medications regularly.
  • Try to follow a healthy diet and maintain an adequate body weight.
  • Do not drive or do strenuous physical activity until your doctor tells you to.

 

 

 

Fast Facts About Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Procedure:Shoulder Replacement Surgery
Duration:1-2 hours
Anesthesia:General or Regional Anesthesia
Downtime:3 weeks
Full Recovery:3-6 months
Complications:Rotator cuff damage, blood vessel or nerve injury, fracture
Exercise:Restrict arm movements at least for 6 weeks
Pain:Moderate pain
Results:Immediate pain relief and easier arm movement
Hospital Stay:2-3 nights

 

 

 

Shoulder Replacement FAQ

 

What is a total shoulder replacement?

It is a procedure where the shoulder is completely replaced with an artificial prosthesis. The humeral head is replaced with an artificial implant. The glenoid cavity is also reinforced with a plastic implant.

 

What is a partial shoulder replacement?

It is a surgery to replace only the balls of the shoulder joint with artificial prosthesis. This type of surgery aims to repair the complex fractures of the shoulder without alteration of the glenoid.

 

What is a reverse shoulder replacement?

Reverse Shoulder Replacement was developed for the place of traditional surgical options for shoulder arthritis which do not work well when patients also have a rotator cuff tear. This method can also be used for people who have severe fractures around the shoulder joint.

 

How long does the procedure take?

A total shoulder replacement takes approximately 1 to 2 hours while a partial one takes 45 minutes to 1 hour. You will leave the operating room with a sling as it helps the operated shoulder remain immobilized and with less pain.

 

What kind of anesthesia is used?

Usually, a general anesthesia is used (the patient is put to sleep completely). In addition, according to the preferences of the traumatologist and anesthetist, regional anesthesia will be performed (the shoulder to be operated will be numb). Therefore, you often wake up from surgery without feeling the operated arm.

 

When will I go home after shoulder replacement surgery?

Generally, if there have been no complications, you will be discharged 24-48 hours after surgery.

 

What are the complications of shoulder replacement?

No surgery is without complications. The most frequent complications in shoulder prostheses are the risk of infection and loosening of the glenoid component.

If we talk about the percentage of complications in inverted shoulder prostheses: The complication rate is around 6%, and includes risk of infection, loosening of components and dislocation.

 

When can you go back to normal life after shoulder replacement?

In general, patients operated on a shoulder prosthesis can carry out most daily activities using the operated arm between the second and sixth week after surgery. During recovery it is advisable to continue an active life. Driving can begin once the patient can move the arm comfortably and safely.

 

How long does a shoulder prosthesis last?

Replacement of a shoulder prosthesis is rare. It occurs especially in cases of overuse, loosening of the components, or in situations of instability (for example in recurrent dislocations). The average implant survival is 90 to 95% at 10 years after surgery and approximately 80% at 20 years after the surgery.

 

 

Disclaimer
The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images and information, contained on or available through this web site is for general information purposes only. It is not advice on your specific needs and circumstances. It does not replace the need for you to have a thorough consultation, so you should get advice from a suitably qualified medical practitioner. Please bare in mind that as with all operations, there are risks involved in having cosmetic surgery.

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