The shoulder is formed by a ball and socket joint. The ball at the top of the upper arm would normally move smoothly in the socket of the shoulder blade (scapula) on a lining of cartilage. This cartilage stops the bones from rubbing on one another. If the cartilage is damaged through arthritis or an injury, it can make the joint painful and stiff. A new shoulder joint may increase mobility and reduce your pain.
Shoulder replacement is not as common as hip replacement or knee replacement. Patients’ apprehensions about the cost and outcome of the surgery are partly responsible for this. The cost factor can be taken care of, thanks to cheap shoulder replacement surgery available in Iran.
The cost for shoulder replacements surgery in iran start from $800 . This depends on a range of variables such as location, which hospital is used, the type of implants that are used, one or both shoulders, and whether it is reverse replacement surgery or standard replacement surgery.
The cost for shoulder replacements surgery in india start from $7000.
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The benefits of this type of surgery are that shoulder pain is reduced or eliminated and shoulder movement is usually improved. It also allows people to sleep easier at night if the patient has night pain and cannot get comfortable in bed. It usually takes between three and six months to recover from a shoulder replacement but this is dependent on the individual.
When you meet with your consultant surgeon they'll ensure that you have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about your shoulder replacement surgery, they'll discuss with you what'll happen before, during and after the procedure and any pain you might have. Take this time with your consultant surgeon to ensure your mind is put at rest.
Your doctor will give you a detailed list of the preparatory things you need to do before shoulder surgery. The list below is only indicative:
If you have any infection in your teeth, get it treated. If infection from the mouth spreads to the artificial joint, it can cause a serious problem.
You may be discharged the same day as your surgery or may be required to stay a few days in the hospital. In either case, arrange for someone to take you home and help you with household work.
If you may need blood during or after surgery, you could have your blood drawn a few weeks before surgery. This is called autologous blood donation.
You will be on pain medication for a few days. You may even have to take anti-coagulants for several weeks after surgery.
Stomach ache or constipation after surgery is common.
A physical therapist may begin gentle shoulder exercises on the day of surgery or the next day. These exercises are passive, that is, the therapist moves the arm for you.
After you go home, it is very important to stick to the rehabilitation program designed by your health professional. The main goal of this program is to restore maximum range of motion to your shoulder so that you can do your daily activities like dressing, cooking, and driving without hindrance, pain, or anyone’s help. However, other important factors that influence the success of the surgery and the rehab program are the extent of motion you had before surgery.
If you do not have anyone to help you out at home, it’s best to stay at the hospital for longer or to go to a specialized rehab center.
If you see any redness or drainage from the wound or if you get a fever, call your doctor.
For the rest of your life, you will have to take antibiotics before you go for any dental work or any invasive medical procedure. This is necessary to prevent infection spreading to your shoulder replacement.
All surgery comes with certain risks. Also, certain sets of people, like those who have heart, lung, liver, or kidney disease are more at risk than healthier people are. Risks or complications that may arise from shoulder replacement surgery are:
Blood clots in a leg vein, if you are inactive. More common in older people, obese people, and those who have cancer.
Infection. People who have diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic liver disease, or those who take corticosteroids are at a higher risk of infection after any surgery.
Lack of good range of motion.
Dislocation of the upper arm bone (humerus). This usually happens only if the soft tissues around the shoulder are stretched too soon after surgery.
Fracture of the upper arm bone. Rare, but may happen either during or after surgery.
In shoulder resurfacing, bone spurs are removed and the joint surface is smoothened. A lot of bone is conserved in this procedure as opposed to shoulder replacement, in which the humeral head and the shoulder socket is removed and replaced with an artificial implant.
Shoulder resurfacing is generally indicated for young, active adults, who will have greater expectations or place greater demands on their body. Also, a shoulder resurfacing can always be converted to a total shoulder replacement later, if needed. Shoulder resurfacing is minimally invasive and hence recovery is faster and less painful.
But all patients with shoulder arthritis or other shoulder problems do not automatically qualify for shoulder resurfacing surgery. If the shoulder head and surrounding areas are substantially worn away or damaged because of trauma, they may be better off with shoulder replacement than shoulder surgery.