Shoulder replacement information and locations in Mexico

Shoulder replacement surgery consists of removing damaged areas of the bones on the shoulder and replacing them with a prosthesis that will help restore its movement. This surgery is advised if you have severe arthritis or rotator cuff injuries.
The surgery is performed under general anesthesia. The orthopedic surgeon will remove the top of the humerus bone and place a metal-ball, then on the shoulder socket will place a plastic cover to allow smooth movement and reduce the pain and stiffness of the shoulder.

Types of shoulder replacement

Anatomic shoulder replacement
Anatomic shoulder replacement is recommended for patients with severe osteoarthritis, but have intact rotator cuff tendons. This replacement mimics the shoulder anatomy and is the most common type. The prosthesis is formed by a metal ball with a stem that is attached to the humerus and a plastic socket that goes on the shoulder.
Reverse shoulder replacement
Reverse shoulder replacement is recommended for patients with severe osteoarthritis, rotator cuff tears, or have a shoulder replacement that did not help improve the symptoms. Unlike anatomic shoulder replacement in this prothesis, the metal ball is attached to the shoulder and the socket goes on the humerus.
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Shoulder replacement
Procedure: 4 hrs.
Hospital stay: 4 hrs.
Cleared to fly: 10 - 15 days
After surgery
Out of town patients’ follow-ups are scheduled with the orthopedic surgeon after 10 - 15 days of hip replacement surgery. Patients are clear for flying after 10 - 15 days from hip replacement surgery.
Note: Follow-ups can be arranged as face-to-face or virtually. If needed, you can go to your primary care physician to remove sutures or get medication adjustments.
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Shoulder replacement surgery frequent questions

Get answers to our most frequently asked questions and what to expect after the procedure.
Am I a candidate for shoulder replacement surgery?
Good candidates for shoulder replacement are patients suffering from severe osteoarthritis, rotator cuff tears or both. We recommend you to refer to one of the best orthopedic surgeons for an evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for surgery.
What precautions can I take after surgery?
Your doctor will inform you of all precautions after the surgery is over, all depends on your specific needs. Keeping your arm in the sling close to your body, avoid using the arm to push yourself out of bed or a chair are some of the most common precautions.
How long is rehabilitation?
The success of the surgery goes along with how well the patient follows up the instructions after surgery. The orthopedist or physiotherapist will provide appropriate exercises that you can follow up at home or at a rehabilitation clinic.

Disclaimer: This information does not reflect the medical advice from our clinics. All cases are different and this treatment may not suit you. Always refer to a medical professional with the certification and experience. All of our physicians are fully qualified to perform these procedures. For more information and diagnosis contact one of our top specialized clinics.

In all medical procedures, there are chances of complications, the specialist will provide you detailed information about the risks of the procedure, talk to the specialist directly.