Quick shoulder replacement abroad facts:
- Standard price – €7330 / £6,550;
- Stay in hospital – up to 9 days (included in the price);
- Performed under general or spinal anesthesia; lasts – about 2 hours.
The surgery reduces pain caused by arthritis, restores the motion and/or fixes physical damage done to the shoulder joint.
Shoulder replacement is a surgical procedure done to replace whole or part of the shoulder joint (glenohumeral joint) with an implant. The surgery is usually performed for people who have: osteoarthritis; rheumatoid arthritis; post-traumatic arthritis; avascular fecrosis; or shoulder injury. These problems cause:
- Severe shoulder pain that constraints your everyday activities
- Troubles sleeping due to pain
- Loss of shoulder motion
If other treatment techniques (e.g. medication or physiotherapy) does not help solving the problems, surgery may be needed. It is a safe and effective method to get back to normal life. However, it does not restore the same function when the shoulder was completely healthy. Two type of surgeries are available: (1) total shoulder replacement; and (2) partial shoulder replacement.
Your shoulder is composed of a head, upper arm bone and a socket. The top end of your upper arm bone is shaped like a ball, which is held by muscles and liagaments to shoulder bone. During the total shoulder replacement, the head of the joint is replaced with a metal ball attached to a stem, and a plastic socket. Depending on the situation a partial replacement can be made, which includes replacing only one part of the joint (e.g. only the socket). The type of surgery needed depends on each individual case due to e.g. different types and levels of injuries.
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After shoulder replacement abroad
After the procedure you will be hospitalised for up to nine days. While in the hospital you will be carefully looked after by a professional staff. We also offer an option to start you rehabilitation in Lithuania as well.
It is advised for the patients to get physiotherapy rehabilitation in order to achieve the best results after shoulder replacement procedure. Firstly, you will get medication to relieve the pain. For about a month you will have to keep your shoulder in a sling and rehabilitate with physical therapy. You will get detailed instructions from the doctor that will be treating you. For up to 2 months you will have to limit your moves with the arm: no driving a car, lifting heavy things or stretching the arm inadequately.
- Blood clots
- Rotator cuff tear
- Nerve injury.
- Problems with wound healing.
- Lack of motion
- Dislocation or fracture of the upper arm bone
- Joint instability