Shoulder Resection Arthroplasty

6 clinic(s) offering Shoulder Resection Arthroplasty treatment in 9 countries
Shoulder Resection Arthroplasty
Oscar Mendoza Helguera MD Verified

Oscar Mendoza orthopedic clinic is one of most established physiotherapy treatment facilities in Guadalajara providing high standards of medical care and advanced technology which earned renowned acclaim in Mexico and North America.

Dr Vasileios I. Sakellariou: Orthopaedics & Bone and Joints Surgeon Verified

Dr.Vasileios I.Sakellariou provides his patients with a myriad of the most effective solutions to restore to bones and joints their functionality and structure.

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.
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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.

Dr. Alex Kroushovski: Orthopaedics & Trauma Surgeon Verified

Dr. Alex Kroushovski understands your struggles for a life enjoyed at its fullest, and is doing his best to provide you with optimum solutions. His professionalism and commitment to patient satisfaction have gained him a fine reputation on the international level.

What is Shoulder Resection Arthroplasty?

Shoulder resection arthroplasty is a surgical procedure performed to treat problems in the AC (acromioclavicular) joint of the shoulder resulting from osteoarthritis or traumatic injuries.


The acromion is the bone that makes up the upper part of the shoulder. The acromioclavicular joint connects the collarbone and the acromion. The very end of the collarbone is removed (approx. 1cm), leaving a space between the acromion bone and the collarbone, where the AC joint used to be. This space is replaced with scar tissue that allows movement and eliminates bone to bone rubbing.


This procedure can either be done as an "open surgery" or it can be done arthroscopically, in which case it would be considered a minimally invasive surgery. Arthroscopic surgeries are video-assisted procedures enabling optimum visualization, smaller incisions and less recovery time.


A Good Candidate for Shoulder Resection Arthroplasty

It is very likely that you have already been diagnosed by your doctor with one of the above ailments, in which case an MRI or X-Ray image was taken. If this is the case, be prepared to provide x-rays.


If you have not taken MRI or X-Ray images, then you can take them at one of the listed modern health care facilities upon arrival.


Shoulder Resection Arthroplasty Procedure

A resection arthroplasty involves the surgical removal of a small portion of the collarbone. This removal then leaves a space between the acromion and the cut end of the collarbone where the AC joint was. This joint replaces scar tissue, which allows movement.


This also prevents the bones rubbing against each other. The end result of the surgery is the flexible connection between the acromion and the collarbone.


The procedure is usually performed by making a small incision over the AC joint. Sometimes, the surgery can be executed arthroscopically, in which the surgeon uses an endoscope to look through a small hole into the shoulder joint.


The endoscope is an instrument consisting of a tube fitted with a light and a miniature video camera, which transmits an image of the joint interior to a television monitor. The surgeon proceeds to remove the segment of collarbone through a small incision.