Shoulder Replacement in Turkey

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Turkey performing Shoulder Replacement.
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Anadolu Medical Center Contact Anadolu Medical Center
Private Hospital, Gebze (near Istanbul), Turkey
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
Anadolu Medical Center is one of the most modern, comprehensive and respected hospitals in Turkey. Anadolu is affiliated with John Hopkins Hospital.
Prices
Shoulder Replacementupon request
5 listed orthopedics specialists:view all >
Prof. Ahmet Kıral
Prof. Ahmet Kıral
Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Joint Arthroplasty
International Hospital Contact International Hospital
Private Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
A JCI accredited, multi-specialty medical center which is a part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group. The hospital provides medical care in virtually all medical specialties. International patients are catered for through the Acibadem International Patients Center.
Prices
Shoulder Replacementupon request
Medical Travel Global Contact Medical Travel Global
Medical Tourism Facilitator, İstanbul, Turkey
A facilitator for patients going to Turkey for medical treatment, affiliated with medical centers in Istanbul, and offering full supporting services to patients, including travel arrangements, transportation and a personal escort.
Prices
Shoulder Replacementupon request
Liv Hospital Contact Liv Hospital
Private Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
The first in a brand new chain of ultra-modern hospitals, opened in January 2013, LIV hospital focuses on foreign patients, and tries to provide a complete and comprehensive service by a dedicated international team.
Prices
Shoulder Replacementupon request
Yunus Emre Hospital Contact Yunus Emre Hospital
Private Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
A private hospital in the center of Istanbul with 45 physicians from 16 medical specialties. Yunus Emre Hospital's medical tourism department is fully equipped to handle foreign patients, providing all necessary services.
Prices
Shoulder Replacementupon request
Yeditepe University Hospital Contact Yeditepe University Hospital
University Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
A modern hospital which was opened in 2005, with a wide array of medical services, and a special department for international patients.
Prices
Shoulder Replacementupon request
9 listed orthopedics specialists:view all >
Prof. Faik Altintas
Prof. Faik Altintas
Orthopaedics
Memorial Antalya Hospital Contact Memorial Antalya Hospital
Private Hospital, Antalya, Turkey
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
A modern JCI accredited hospital located in Antalya, with 80 physicians spread across most medical specialties. The international patients department assists foreign patients with transportation, insurance, Visa arrangements, translation and more.
Prices
Shoulder Replacementupon request
Acibadem Maslak Hospital Contact Acibadem Maslak Hospital
Private Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
A modern, JCI accredited, full service hospital, established in 2009. Acibadem Maslak is part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group, so international patients are taken care of through the group's International Patient Center.
Prices
Minimally Invasive Shoulder Replacementupon request
Partial Shoulder Replacementupon request
Revision Shoulder Replacementupon request
Total Shoulder Replacementupon request
Shoulder Replacementupon request
Listed orthopedics specialists:
Prof. Ismail Remzi Tozun
Prof. Ismail Remzi Tozun
Orthopedic Surgeon
Assoc. Prof. Burak Beksac
Assoc. Prof. Burak Beksac
Associate Professor of Orthopedics and Traumatology
German Hospital Taksim Contact German Hospital Taksim
Private Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
One of the largest private healthcare providers in Turkey. Has obtained JCI accreditation and is ISO certified. This hospital treats approximately 12,000 international patients annually.
Prices
Shoulder Replacement28,400 US$
Minimally Invasive Shoulder Replacementupon request
Partial Shoulder Replacementupon request
Revision Shoulder Replacementupon request
3 listed orthopedics specialists:view all >
Dr. Aziz Alturfan
Dr. Aziz Alturfan
Orthopedics and Traumatology
Dr. Free Menges
Dr. Free Menges
Orthopedics and Traumatology
German Hospital Camlica Contact German Hospital Camlica
Private Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
German Hospital Camlica has achieved a 7 star rating. It has 24 highly skilled and experienced physicians, who treat around 500 international patients each year.
Prices
Shoulder Replacement28,400 US$
Minimally Invasive Shoulder Replacementupon request
Partial Shoulder Replacementupon request
Revision Shoulder Replacementupon request
6 listed orthopedics specialists:view all >
Dr. Ozcan Pen
Dr. Ozcan Pen
Orthopedics and Traumatology
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Dr. A. Thin Yener
Orthopedics and Traumatology
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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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