It may be difficult for you to do even the simplest tasks such as dressing and carrying your shopping bags because of a stiff and painful shoulder, but it is possible to find a solution to such problems with a shoulder replacement. Just like a problematic hip or knee joint, a worn shoulder joint can be replaced. With shoulder replacement surgery, you can get rid of your pain and perform many of your daily activities again.
Why Does Shoulder Pain Occur?
Over time, your shoulder joint wears down or arthritis develops. Overuse of the shoulder can also exacerbate this problem. Perhaps the joint has been damaged by a chronic disease such as rheumatoid arthritis. A bad fall may have caused a tear or fracture in the shoulder. If your answer to the following questions is yes, you may need a shoulder replacement.
Whatever the reason, do you experience limitation of movement and pain in your shoulder?
Can’t turn your arm over your back or raise it above your head?
Does the pain increase at night when you move a lot, perhaps in cold and humid weather?
Doesn’t your pain go away with the hot application, medication, exercise, and rest?
Why Shoulder Replacement?
Shoulder replacement surgeries not only relieve pain but also strengthen your shoulder and allow it to move freely. In the surgery, all or part of the problematic shoulder is removed and an artificial joint called a replacement is created in its place. With the replacement, a smooth metal or plastic piece is attached to the hard, worn joint surface of the shoulder.
Joint Changes in Shoulder Replacement
Only the round head of the bone can be changed (partial change), along with the bone bed (total change). If the head of the humerus or soft tissue is damaged and the glenoid is intact, sometimes simply replacing the bone head is sufficient. If both the humerus head and socket are worn, the surgeon may decide to replace both the bone head ring and the bearing.
Fibo Health provides quality treatment options in Turkey to the patients who are coming from all around the world. Istanbul is one of the most populous cities in the world. There are many hospitals and clinics that provide world-class care for their patients. Fibo Health’s team searches for the best doctors and hospitals, so we make sure to bring you to the most experienced health care professionals in Turkey.
The indicated treatments are performed in the hospitals that we have agreements with.