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Shoulder Replacement in Turkey

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Medipol Mega University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

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Prof. Dr. Mahir Mahiroğullari

Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialist

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Anadolu Medical Center, Turkey

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

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Prof. Ahmet Kıral

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Joint Arthroplasty

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Acibadem Taksim Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

With a capacity of 99 beds and 6 operating rooms, Acıbadem Taksim Hospital is designed for all the different stages of diagnosis and treatment.

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Avcilar Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

** Prices here are average prices and depend on patients' medical conditions. For cases requiring longer hospitalisation, extra days will be priced separately.

Listed orthopedics specialist:

Dr. Adnan Karaoğlu

Orthopedics & Traumatology Specialist

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Liv Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Liv Hospital is the only institution in Turkey co-authorized Center of Excellence Accreditation in colorectal surgery, robotic surgery and bariatric surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) and provides advanced technology and treatments to its international patients with its 159 bed capacit

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Çağatay Öztürk

Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialist

Dr. Sinan Erdogan

Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialist

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Yunus Emre Hospital

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.

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Memorial Antalya Hospital

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.

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Yeditepe University Hospital

A modern hospital which was opened in 2005, with a wide array of medical services, and a special department for international patients.

9 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Istanbul Memorial Hospital

Was the first hospital in Turkey to receive the JCI accreditation. It is also a member of the American Hospital Association (AHA).

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Kadikoy Florence Nightingale Hospital

Kadıköy Florence Nightingale Hospital provides services in all specialties with its inpatient and outpatient, diagnosis, treatment and emergency service facilities and fully-equipped polyclinics.

3 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Dr. Omer Karatoprak

Orthopedics & Traumatology

Dr. Seref Aktas

Orthopedics & Traumatology
Foot Health & Foot Surgery

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Minimally Invasive Shoulder Replacement

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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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