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Shoulder Surgery in Latin America

Hospitals and medical centers in Latin America performing Shoulder Surgery.

Clinica UNIBE

Clinica UNIBE is a full-service private medical center, providing outpatient medical care, cosmetic, orthopedic, urologic, gynecologic, ophthalmic, maxillofacial and general surgery.

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Shoulder Surgery is available at Clinica UNIBE

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Dr. Vladimir Badilla Vargas

Orthopedics, Traumatology

Galenia Hospital

Hospital Galenia holds the Certificate of Medical Attention Establishments granted by Joint Commission International (JCI), Accreditation Canada International (ACI) and is certified by the Mexican General Health Council (CSG).

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Shoulder Surgery is available at Galenia Hospital

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Dr. Christian Armando Mantecon Dominguez

Orthopedics and Spine Surgery

Dr. Mauricio Gonzalez

Orthopedic Surgery

Clínica Anglo Americana

Clínica Anglo Americana is a JCI accredited medical facility established in 1921 and works with many international insurers. The innovative hospital with its bilingual staff keeps up to date with advanced technologies, and provides treatment in many fields.

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Shoulder Surgery is available at Clínica Anglo Americana

Hospital La Catolica

Hospital Hotel La Catolica provides comprehensive private healthcare services to local and international patients, mainly from the USA.

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Shoulder Surgery is available at Hospital La Catolica

10 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Dr. Arce Pérez Luis Roberto

Orthopedics and Traumatology

Dr. Castro Artavia Cristhian

General Medicine and Surgery
Orthopedics and Trauma
Hand and Elbow Surgery
Microsurgery

Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc

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Shoulder Surgery is available at Hospital Universitario Austral

Baja Orthopedics

A specialized orthopedic clinic from Tijuana with three orthopedic specialists, all of which speak English and regularly treat American patients. The clinic was established in 1990, is ISO certifiede, and all doctors speak English.

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Shoulder Surgery is available at Baja Orthopedics

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Salutaris Medical Center

A short-stay surgical clinic and outpatient facility specializing in cosmetic, general and orthopedic surgery. The clinic is accustomed to treating patients from the United States, Latin America and Europe.

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Shoulder Surgery is available at Salutaris Medical Center

Oasis of Hope Hospital

A modern, high tech medical and surgical facility catering to cancer patients and doubles as a cancer research institution as well.

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Shoulder Surgery is available at Oasis of Hope Hospital

Hospital Clinica Biblica

Clinica Biblica Hospital is one of the top medical institutions of Costa Rica. Approximatey 50% of the physicians at the hospital were trained in the USA.

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Shoulder Surgery is available at Hospital Clinica Biblica

Hospital CIMA Monterrey

Hospital CIMA Monterrey is an acute-care hospital that was originally a women's specialty hospital (formerly known as Hospital Santa Engracia) when it opened in 1996. It is located in San Pedro, Garza Garcia, a suburb of Monterrey, in Mexico.

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Shoulder Surgery is available at Hospital CIMA Monterrey

8 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Dr. Arredondo García Hector M.

Traumatology and Orthopedics

Dr. De la Garza Keller David

Traumatology and Orthopedics

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About Shoulder Surgery

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 Surgery?

The shoulder is the most flexible joint in the human body. It is also a very complex part of the human body. The shoulder is made of various muscles and connective tissue; all of which could get easily injured. Shoulder surgery is the procedure meant to correct any problems that may arise in the shoulder. Many different procedures have been developed, which are targeted at restoring normal function in the shoulder.


Diagnosis

Diagnosing a shoulder injury is relatively straightforward. The doctor will require examining the patient’s medical history. For instance, he or she would need to know if the patient has suffered any other previous injuries. The shoulder is interconnected with many other muscles and this may cause pain in the shoulder. A doctor will request to know the patients occupation. In most cases, shoulder pain is caused by overuse. In some cases, an MRI scan will be conducted. An X-ray scan may not be of much use unless the injury was caused by a trauma. In addition, a blood tests may be needed to determine if the patient is suffering from any other type of illness.


Treatment

Sometimes the doctor will order a surgical operation. However, if the shoulder is not badly injured, one may be required to stop using the shoulder for a few weeks. During this time, the patient is given some ointments, which are meant to reduce inflammation.

The treatment may be conducted arthroscopically. This will typically entail inserting a thin tube, which contains surgical equipment. This will be used to treat any injuries that are on the shoulder joint. Sometimes arthroscopic surgery is not possible. In such an instance, open surgery is conducted where a huge incision is made. If a ligament is torn, it is usually reattached to the shoulder blade with special anchors made of titanium. It may also entail bringing the edges of the torn ligament together. Surgery may also entail shaving spurs that develop inside the shoulder.

Days admitted : The period one is admitted will depend on the type of procedure conducted. In most cases, one should be able to leave the hospital after a night under observation. However, this will vary according to procedure conducted. If there was no operation conducted, any treatment is conducted on an outpatient basis.

Recovery : Immediately after a shoulder operation, one needs to keep the shoulder as still as possible. The doctor may also recommend regular checkups to make sure the shoulder is healing well. The amount of pain varies from one individual to another. However, people should expect the shoulder to be quite painful after an operation. After about six weeks, patients are advised to attend physical therapy. This is an effort to prevent muscle atrophy. It is also important in determining if the shoulder is healing properly. The first sessions will be painful. However, if one feels the level of pain is excessive, they should get the shoulder examined.

After care : When the shoulder is recovered, one should avoid heavy exercise for the rest of their life. In most cases, this could mean changing occupations. It is necessary to prevent becoming crippled.

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