Shoulder Replacement in Istanbul

2 clinic(s) offering Shoulder Replacement treatment in Istanbul
Shoulder Replacement  in Istanbul
Treatment was great, Dr. Halker is a great knee specialist! I am only in Turkey every so often, but every time I have a problem I go to Acibdem. Acibdem is a top Hospital, it is better than most Western Hospitals.
January 2012
I was very content with the medical services of Acibadem Hospital. I found the doctor very well trained,very professional. They are interested and caring in patients problems and they answer all your questions and try to solve all the problems. The hospital has very good equipment and it's very clean. Thanks you for all your help, I enjoyed staying here.
January 1970
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Acibadem Healthcare Group - Orthopedic Surgery Center Verified

Acibadem has signed a cooperation agreement with Harvard Medical International which is a world famous institution in terms of medical education and services.

ROMOY Healthcare - Orthopedic Unit Verified

The entire orthopedic team at ROMOY includes proficient nurses, skilled physician assistants, caring nurse practitioners, expert surgical technicians, and an orthopedic outpatient staff that is dedicated to providing an empathetic and gentle experience for all our orthopedic patients.

What is Shoulder Replacement Surgery?

The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and trauma related arthritis. The shoulder joint consists of three bones - the scapula (shoulder blade), clavicle (collar bone) and humerus (upper arm bone).


Shoulder arthritis may be treated with exercise, however even with exercise the pain is likely to persist and can lead to a rotator cuff tear, a condition that is extremely painful. Function of the shoulder is permanently lost due to the tear of the rotator cuff tendons at the surface of the shoulder joint.


At this point, finding a good orthopedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder replacement surgery with a cuff tear arthropathy (CTA) is your best option. The best treatment for shoulder arthritis when the rotator cuff is intact is total shoulder replacement.


Shoulder replacement is less common than knee replacement or hip replacement, but it is just as successful in relieving joint pain. Shoulder replacement surgery was originally used to treat severe shoulder fractures, however now its main indication is for shoulder joint relief due to arthritis.


Arthritis affects the cartilage in the joints. Severe shoulder arthritis is when the cartilage in the shoulder joints has completely worn away from years of wear and tear, causing bone rubbing on bone.


Pain can be controlled on a short-term basis with medication, but it is not something one should consider as a lifetime solution. Eventually shoulder replacement should be undergone to relieve pain and allow maximum function and movement of the shoulder joint.


A Good Candidate for Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Patients who are older that have significant pain and little or no movement in their shoulder are the best candidates for shoulder replacement. This procedure is also ideal for patients with chronic, long-standing arthritis and rotator-cuff.


Shoulder Replacement Surgery Procedure

The technology and materials currently used in shoulder replacement surgery provides function to the shoulder joints just as a healthy joint would. Plastic and metal implants are used to replace the ball and socket joints of the shoulder.


Shoulder replacement surgery usually lasts about 2-3 hours. The patient is put on general anesthesia and will spend about one hour in the recovery room. The patient will be told not to eat or drink anything on the day of the surgery. X-rays and screenings will be taken either at your local doctor or they will be taken by the doctor prior to your surgery.