Shoulder Surgery

Shoulder Surgery is a minimal invasive procedure that orthopaedic surgeons use to inspect, diagnose, and repair problems inside the shoulder joint in order to return to your normal mobility without pain.

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Shoulder Surgery in Spain

Shoulder Surgery consists of replacing the damaged joint that causes pain and prevents normal life with a prosthesis, using minimally invasive techniques, modern implants and blood salvage systems.

This surgery will help you regain the mobility of your shoulder and increase its range of motion.

VidasPrime puts at your disposal the most qualified surgeons with extensive experience in the Shoulder Unit. These renowned doctors bet on the implantation of shoulder prostheses with minimally invasive surgeries in the ball and socket joints.

Thanks to this technique, the recovery is much faster than the conventional procedure, while minimizing pain, incision size and hospital stay.

In addition, in our clinics we have the most advanced diagnostic equipment and we offer you a quick access without waiting lists.

Our priority is that your functional recovery after surgery allows you to return as soon as possible to your usual activities and sports without pain.

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    Treatment characteristics

    The most common indication for a person to have shoulder surgery is shoulder pain that cannot be controlled with non-surgical treatments.

    Such pain is often accompanied by progressive stiffness and loss of movement, with patients often experiencing a grinding or crunching sensation within the shoulder joint.

    Some of the signs that shoulder replacement may be an option for you include:

    • The inability to get dressed on your own.
    • Moderate to severe pain while resting.
    • Loss of motion and weakness in your shoulder.
    • Continued pain even after taking anti-inflammatory medications or cortisone injections.

    Furthermore, if you have bone on bone osteoarthritis or rotator cuff tendons that are still intact, you might be a good candidate for total shoulder replacement surgery.

    Yes, you’re gonna need to wear a special sling that protects and immobilizes your shoulder for 4-8 weeks.

    The sling provides support, decreases swelling, and increases comfort as the shoulder heals.

    You must use the sling even in bed, so it is best to lie on the opposite side or on your back to avoid putting your weight on the injured area and to adopt a posture, preferably vertical, raising the torso with pillows and cushions.

    Expect your new shoulder joint to reduce the pain you felt before your surgery and increase the range of movement in the joint.

    Shoulder arthroplasty is generally a safe operation, with a lower incidence of complications than knee or hip replacement.

    Shoulder prosthesis durability can vary from patient to patient because each patient’s body places slightly different stresses on the new shoulder.

    However, the average patient can expect to obtain greater mobility and freedom from pain, which in turn will improve one’s quality of life.

    The minimally invasive surgery can significantly reduce the length of your stay in Spain to several days.

    The rehabilitation period after shoulder replacement surgery is approximately 3-6 months.

    The rehabilitation programme is adapted to your physiological characteristics. If you wish, you can attend a complete rehabilitation course in one of our clinics in Spain.

    After your return to your country, you will continue the rehabilitation programme according to the plan drawn up in Spain.

    Most patients have regained a very good level of function about eight months after the procedure.

    The total rehabilitation period after shoulder replacement may take from several months to one year.

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    Advantages

    • Relieve pain
    • Improve joint stability
    • Repair tears and damage
    • Maximize quality of life
    • Optimize activities of daily living

    Treatment itinerary

    Before treatment

    • Our specialized doctors study your request and contact you.

    • Keep your medical history up to date (up to 6 months old).
    • Prepare the necessary documentation: ID, Passport and visas.

    During your treatment

    • Multilingual medical assistance 24/7.
    • Transport to and from the clinic, hotel and airport.​
    • Daily doctor’s visits at the hospital.
    • 5 rehabilitation sessions after surgery.
    • Adaptive or Durable Medical Equipment.

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