Shoulder Rotator Cuff Repair in Istanbul

3 clinic(s) offering Shoulder Rotator Cuff Repair treatment in Istanbul
Shoulder Rotator Cuff Repair  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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15 more treatments
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.

June 2012
After consultation with Amy Saracoglu the International Patient Coordinator for VISITANDCARE I made the decision to travel to the Hizmet Memorial Hospital in Istanbul, Turkey for my bi-lateral knee replacement. I arrived at Istanbul Airport 6 hours later than expected due to airline delays and having contacted the hospital earlier, the driver was waiting for me. I was taken to the account desk and after depositing my payment shown to my room. Monitoring started immediately with the surgeon, doctors and nurses. Monday morning I was taken down for my bi-lateral Knee operation then awoke Monday evening in the ICU. The nurses could not have been more helpful. I was returned to my room Tuesday and kept under constant pain management and supervision. During the next 4 days until my discharge on Saturday I was given every care and concern possible by all involved, nothing was left to chance. After being given X-rays, medical reports etc. I checked into my hotel. My trusted hospital driver, who looked after me like a personal valet for my full 12 days in Turkey collected me for return supervisory visits. After 3 weeks since the operation, now back at home, I am capable of walking short distances unaided. I recommend the Memorial Hizmet and all the personnel for the treatment I received highly enough and believe with the advise given to me by (Visit and Care), the Hospital selection , although I am unable to compare with others, was the correct choice and would suggest that any persons requiring any of their available treatments should seriously consider them as an option. Vincent D. Marshall ( A very satisfied patient )
February 2012
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Memorial Hospitals Group - Orthopedic Surgery Center Verified

In the Orthopedics Department, modern diagnosis techniques and state-of-the-art treatment choices are provided for the whole muscular and skeletal system, and for spinal diseases and traumas.

What is Shoulder Rotator Cuff Repair?

The rotator cuff comprises of four muscles (supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis, and teres minor) and several tendons that cover the head of the humerus, ultimately holding it in place and enabling the arm to rotate. Despite its name, the rotator cuff does not only aid in rotation of the shoulder, but it also holds the ball of the shoulder in place within the joint and lowers the head of the humerus as the arm is lifted.


Tears in the rotator cuff happen frequently from sports related injuries, especially those that involve overhead movement or rotation of the shoulder, such as tennis, baseball, badminton, racket-ball, bowling, weight lifting and rowing.


Most tears in the rotator cuff happen as a result of years of wear and tear, or overuse of the shoulder. Most individuals suffering from tears in the rotator cuff are adults over 40 years old, whereas the younger cases are results of traumatic or sports injuries.


The most common symptom of a shoulder rotator cuff is pain in the shoulder muscles when lifting the arm overhead or lowering it after lifting. You will also experience weakness and a crackling in the shoulder when lifting or rotating the arm.


A Good Candidate for Shoulder Rotator Cuff Repair

Individuals that have tears in their rotator cuff tendons that don't feel any relief after treatment are considered good candidates for surgery, especially if there is a complete tear in the tendon. This can result in not being able to raise the arm.


Shoulder Rotator Cuff Repair Procedure

Repair of the shoulder's rotator cuff is considered a minimally invasive surgery performed with the guidance of an arthroscope. This procedure is minimally invasive if the tear is partial or small. A tiny camera (arthroscope) is inserted into a small incision in the shoulder. Any loose fragments of the tendon are discarded. This is called a debridement. A complete tear of the rotator cuff muscles will require an open surgery, in which the thickest part of the tendon is repaired by stitching the two sides of the tendon back together.


The procedure can also be done completely arthroscopically, again depending on the size and depth of the tear.