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Shoulder Arthroscopy

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Shoulder arthroscopy is a shoulder surgery which may be performed for a number of reasons. Doctors often decide to conduct a shoulder arthroscopy procedure in order to diagnose sources of shoulder pain impossible to be identified in another way. Additionally, arthroscopic shoulder surgery is used to deal with numerous shoulder injuries, such rotator cuff tear or shoulder impingement (frozen shoulder). Arthroscopy is also used for shoulder ligament surgery.
Arthroscopic shoulder surgery is especially popular among sportsmen due to the high amount of shoulder injuries suffered by them. However, normal, not really active people may also experience a strong shoulder pain which may require a shoulder arthroscopy procedure.

Shoulder Arthroscopy Candidates

Candidates for shoulder arthroscopy procedure are people with shoulder pain of unknown origin or those who suffered shoulder injuries which are possible to be repaired with arthroscopic surgery.

Am I Suitable for Shoulder Arthroscopy?

Due to recent developments in shoulder arthroscopy, orthopedic surgeons are able to fix most of the shoulder injuries with arthroscopic surgery. However, some shoulder injuries may still require an open shoulder surgery rather than arthroscopy. Your orthopedic surgeon will inform you about the options regarding your orthopedic surgery.

Preparing for Shoulder Arthroscopy

The first step towards a proper preparation for shoulder arthroscopy surgery is to inform your orthopedic surgeon about your past and present medical conditions and to provide a list of medicines you take currently in order to avoid possible complications regarding your shoulder surgery. You will be told which of them you should stop taking prior to the arthroscopic shoulder surgery. Additionally, you may need to fast for several hours before your shoulder arthroscopy.

How is Shoulder Arthroscopy Performed?

As it was stated before, shoulder arthroscopy procedure may be performed for various reasons, including both diagnosis and treatment of shoulder injuries. However, the main principles of arthroscopy remain the same for all of them. Arthroscopy is performed with a device called arthroscope which is equipped with a high-resolution camera, offering a precise insight into the shoulder. Thanks to arthroscope, doctors do not need to perform a large incision but rather create 3 or more small cuts. Through them, arthroscope and medical tools are inserted in order to perform the shoulder arthroscopy procedure. The first step of arthroscopic shoulder surgery is to inject a special fluid into the shoulder in order to make space for medical tools and give a clear sight for your orthopedic surgeon. Secondly, a shoulder arthroscopy procedure is performed according to the type of your shoulder injury.

Shoulder Arthroscopy Summary

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Shoulder Arthroscopy Recovery

Shoulder arthroscopy recovery timeline depends mostly on the type of shoulder arthroscopy procedure. Arthroscopic shoulder surgery performed for diagnostic reasons and minor shoulder injuries will result in shorter shoulder surgery recovery time. Accordingly, shoulder arthroscopy performed to repair a major rotator cuff tear, total shoulder arthroplasty or other significant shoulder injuries may lead to several weeks of shoulder surgery recovery paired with rehabilitation efforts. Usually, the first week after the shoulder arthroscopy procedure is associated with pain which should be manageable with painkillers.

Shoulder Arthroscopy Risks and Complications

Risks and complications related to shoulder arthroscopy surgery are rare and usually easily treatable. They may include infections, damage to nerves or blood vessels, and bleeding.

Shoulder Arthroscopy Success Rates

The success rates of certain arthroscopic shoulder surgery types may vary but in general shoulder surgeries performed with arthroscopy have proven to be reliable and effective ones, with general success rate estimated to be as high as 90%.

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Acibadem Maslak Hospital

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Florence Nightingale Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
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Medical Park Antalya Hospital

Antalya, Turkey
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Erdem Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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KCM Clinic

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Kolan International Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Kent Hospital

İzmir, Turkey
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Medical Park Bahcelievler Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Ethica Incirli Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Kolan British Hospital

Nicosia, Cyprus
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Medical Park Ankara Hospital

Ankara, Turkey
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Raffles Hospital Singapore

SINGAPORE, Singapore
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Indraprastha Apollo Hospital

New Delhi, India
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Carolina Medical Center

Warsaw, Poland
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Shoulder Arthroscopy Cost

Average Shoulder Arthroscopy costs are € 2,275, based on Shoulder Arthroscopy prices from 14 clinics. Cheapest Shoulder Arthroscopy cost is € 530 where Shoulder Arthroscopy prices can go up to € 3,500.

Shoulder Arthroscopy prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Shoulder Arthroscopy in Turkey is a popular option where Shoulder Arthroscopy costs as low as € 2,570. You can also find Shoulder Arthroscopy clinics in Poland starting from € 530.

Please note that the Shoulder Arthroscopy prices listed on FlyMedi are the average price for Shoulder Arthroscopy procedures. Clinics may ask you to provide them with specific information about your medical condition in order to provide you a detailed cost estimate for Shoulder Arthroscopy procedures. To receive a personalized Shoulder Arthroscopy quote, please click HERE.

Shoulder Arthroscopy FAQ

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What Is a Shoulder Arthroscopy Surgery?

Shoulder arthroscopy is a type of shoulder surgery in which an arthroscope, a medical device equipped with a camera is used. This allows orthopedic surgeons to perform 3 small cuts instead of one large incision.

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What Types of Shoulder Injuries Can Be Treated with a Shoulder Arthroscopy Procedure?

Arthroscopic surgery may be used to cure a range of shoulder injuries, including rotator cuff tear, frozen shoulder (shoulder impingement), and many others.

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Is Shoulder Arthroscopy Procedure a Safe One?

Yes, shoulder arthroscopy surgery is a relatively safe orthopedic surgery. Due to small incisions and good view provided by the arthroscope, orthopedic surgeons can perform a shoulder surgery without inflicting a too big risk of infections and other complications.