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People who undertake the procedure usually have:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Post-traumatic arthritis
- Avascular fecrosis
- Shoulder injury
- Severe shoulder pain that does not allow making everyday activities
- Sleep disorders due to pain
- Loss of shoulder motion
If other treatment techniques (e.g. medication or physiotherapy) does not help in relieving the pain and solving the problems, surgery may be needed. Joint replacement surgery is a safe and effective procedure that helps to relieve pain and continue doing everyday activities. However, it does not restore the same function when the shoulder was completely healthy. Two type of surgeries are available: (1) total shoulder replacement and (2) partial shoulder replacement.
If you choose Wellness Travels, shoulder replacement will be done in Lithuania at best possible price and no waiting time at all. You can schedule the procedure whenever it is convenient for you. After the surgery extensive rehabilitation must be performed. You can order to have it in Lithuania as well, which is much cheaper than in US, Scandinavia, UK, or the Netherlands. You will be looked after for as long as you need in high quality rehabilitation centers in Lithuania. All the care is strictly regulated by the European Union, so you will definitely be in good hands.
The standard price of shoulder replacement is 6000 – 6300 EUR / 5210 – 5480 GBP / 8000 – 8400 USD. However it may vary from patient to patient as different implants can be used.
The price includes:
- Doctor consultations and assistance at all times
- Necessary health tests
- Implant, anesthesia and the surgery
- Up to 9 days of hospitalization with 3 meals per day
- Preparation of all medical documents
Therefore, all-inclusive surgery is usually around 9000 USD for US citizens / 6000 EUR for people from Europe. You will get to know all the exact prices during your free online consultation with the orthopedic doctor that will look to your exact case. You will have all the information before you make your decision to take the trip or not or pay any deposits.
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The surgery is done under general or spinal anesthesia. Your shoulder is composed of a head, upper arm bone and a socket. The top end of your upper arm bone is shaped like a ball, which is held by muscles and liagaments to shoulder bone. During the total shoulder replacement, which takes for about 2 hours, the head of the joint is replaced with a metal ball attached to a stem, and a plastic socket. Depending on the situation a partial replacement can be made, which included replacing only one part of the joint (e.g. only the ball). The type of surgery needed depends on each particular case due to different level of injuries and disabilities.
After the procedure you will be hospitalized up to nine days. During them you will be carefully looked after by professional specialists. You may start you rehabilitation in Lithuania as well.
You will get to know everything about the procedure during your free online consultation with the orthopedic doctor that would be treating you here in Lithuania.
It is advised for the patients that overcome the procedure to get physiotherapy rehabilitation in order to successfully complete the whole shoulder replacement procedure. Firstly, you will get medication to relieve the pain. For about a month you will have to keep your shoulder in a sling and rehabilitate with physical therapy. You will get instructions from your doctor that will be treating you. For up to 2 months you will have to limit your moves with the arm: you cannot drive a car, lift heavy things or stretch the arm inadequately.
As in any other surgical procedure there are certain risks involved:
- Blood clots
- Rotator cuff tear
- Nerve injury.
- Problems with wound healing.
- Lack of motion
- Dislocation or fracture of the upper arm bone
- Joint instability