Shoulder Surgery in Europe
Shoulder replacement is not as common as hip replacement or knee replacement. By choosing shoulder surgery in Europe patients do not only get the cost advantage, but also the high quality and personalized medical care when they go overseas. Orthopedic surgeons in European hospitals are board-certified and have rich experience. So, having shoulder replacement surgery abroad is just as safe as having it at home – only it’s much cheaper.
What leads to shoulder surgery?
Shoulder replacement is very safe and has very good results. It is no riskier than other joint replacement surgeries.
The indications for shoulder replacement are pain from arthritis, wearing out of the joints, or shoulder injury and the attendant loss of function.
Shoulder Replacement Surgery Procedure
The joint is approached through a large incision in the shoulder region. The upper joint of the humerus (the upper arm bone) is cut and removed. The removed part is replaced by an artificial surface known as ‘prosthesis’. The prosthesis may need to be cemented to the bone or it may be made of material that allows new bone to grow into the joint over time to hold it in place without cement.
Popular Shoulder Surgery Procedures
Open surgery – Often times this procedure has better results than with Arthroscopy. Surgeons can perform this surgery with small incisions, and healing time is dependent on what type of surgery is performed.
Arthroscopy – a minimally invasive alternative to repair the shoulder and restore its regular movement. This procedure makes use of a very small device called an arthroscope. This device can be placed in your shoulder with a very small incision. Then the damage to the shoulder can be reviewed and small tools can be used to repair the damage.
Arthroscopy surgery may treat such conditions as:
– Rotator Cuff Tears
– Biceps Tendonitis
– Shoulder Labral Tears
– Impingement Syndrome
– Frozen Shoulder
– AC (acromioclavicular) Joint Arthritis
Benefits of Shoulder Arthroscopy Surgery
Patients feel less pain and are able to do many of their daily activities more easily.
The minimal invasiveness of the procedure will allow for quick healing.
Arthroscopy allows for less scarring and scar tissue so that you will have better movement in your arm and shoulder.
You will be able to regain more use from your arm and shoulder when compared to living with the damage or inflammation that was hindering it.
Arthroscopic procedures cause minimal blood loss. This allows for less bruising and pain during recovery.
Top Destinations for Shoulder Surgery In Europe
There are plenty of reasons to choose Europe as destination for your shoulder surgery.
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you want to know more about the procedures and techniques performed in European clinics!