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Shoulder Replacement Abroad

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

Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.

Listed orthopedics specialist:

Dr. Antonio Narvaez

Head of Orthopaedic Surgery, Traumatology and Sports Medicine

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Procedure Prices

Shoulder Replacement

13,800 US$

Rambam Medical Center

The Orthopedic Surgery Section has been the concentration of surgical care at the Rambam Health Care Campus.

6 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Dr. Eyal Melamed

Orthopedic Surgeon

Prof. Doron Norman, MD

Director, Orthopedic Surgery Section

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Procedure Prices

Shoulder Replacement

upon request

Minimally Invasive Shoulder Replacement

upon request

Partial Shoulder Replacement

upon request

Revision Shoulder Replacement

upon request

Total Shoulder Replacement

upon request

Koc University Hospital

Koc University Hospital’s Health Sciences Campus spans over an area of 220.000 m2 and serves with 404 Rooms, 73 Intensive Care Units, 12 Operating Rooms and 14 Intervention Rooms to provide healthcare services with its innovative approach and dynamic team at North American standards.

3 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Prof. Aykın Şimsek MD

Professor of Orthopedics and Traumatology

Prof. Eftal Güdemez MD

Professor of Orthopedics and Traumatology

Prices

Procedure Prices

Total Shoulder Replacement

14,900 - 17,900 US$

Shoulder Replacement

13,200 - 15,900 US$

Minimally Invasive Shoulder Replacement

4,600 - 5,600 US$

Partial Shoulder Replacement

4,600 - 5,600 US$

Revision Shoulder Replacement

8,900 - 10,700 US$

Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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Shoulder Replacement

upon request

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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Procedure Prices

Shoulder Replacement

upon request

HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Procedure Prices

Shoulder Replacement

upon request

Infirmerie Protestante de Lyon

Orthopedic Surgery in Lyon - Clinic of the Protestant Infirmary The Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology is a function surgery (walk, run, play sports, use his hand ...). It seeks to restore the best possible function when an accident or illness come to deteriorate.

Listed orthopedics specialist:

Dr. Fiquet

Orthopedic Surgeon

Prices

Procedure Prices

Minimally Invasive Shoulder Replacement

upon request

Partial Shoulder Replacement

upon request

Revision Shoulder Replacement

upon request

Total Shoulder Replacement

upon request

Shoulder Replacement

upon request

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

Prices

Procedure Prices

Shoulder Replacement

upon request

Partial shoulder replacement, primary

upon request

Hisar Intercontinental Hospital

Hisar Intercontinental Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Physicians are renowed for their expertise in Joint Replacement and Arthroplastic Surgery enabling patients to resume active and pain – free lifestyles.

Listed orthopedics specialists:

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Procedure Prices

Minimally Invasive Shoulder Replacement

upon request

Partial Shoulder Replacement

upon request

Revision Shoulder Replacement

upon request

Total Shoulder Replacement

upon request

Hygeia Hospital

Hygeia Hospital's Orthopedics Clinic is staffed by distinguished, highly trained orthopedic surgeons, as well as experienced nursing and auxiliary medical staff.

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Procedure Prices

Shoulder Replacement

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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