Surgical Innovation for Shoulder Excellence: Arthroscopy at Its Finest!
Shoulder arthroscopy is a surgical procedure performed to diagnose and treat problems in the joint in the shoulder at the same time. Arthroscopy is the process of placing the medically appropriate camera and lighting systems into the shoulder and visualizing the problematic area in the shoulder.
During this procedure, the surgeon can see the shoulder joint clearly through a small camera to see the damage to the shoulder joint. Arthroscopy is used both for treatment and diagnosis. It is used to treat shoulder problems such as shoulder impingement, shoulder tears, or dislocation.
Arthroscopy, which is a technological method, is a procedure with a faster recovery process compared to other classical surgeries, so many surgeons and patients prefer this surgery.
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If you are taking the medication regularly, be sure to inform your doctor before the surgery. If you have had previous surgeries or if you have a disease, your doctor should know about it.
For the surgery to be more efficient, the doctor will perform some tests on you, and you should follow your doctor's advice to check your general health condition.
Here are some things you should do a few weeks before the surgery:
The doctor may forbid you to take blood-thinning medicines, you should never take them. He or she will also tell you which medicines you should not take, apart from blood thinners. Always ask your doctor which medicines you can and cannot drink.
Do not consume alcohol and cigarettes and tell your doctor if you have had any illness before the surgery. On the day of the surgery, if your doctor tells you not to eat, please do not eat, follow the instructions.
There are some things you should pay attention to during the recovery process. In the first weeks, you can wear a sling to prevent your shoulder from moving, and the healing process is completed between one and six months. Your doctor will prescribe you some medications after the surgery, you should definitely use those medications. Please do not smoke and do not drink alcohol.
If you work or are a student, you can get an answer from your doctor about when you should go to school or work. This depends on the condition of your shoulder; it can be a week or a few months. Always do exercises with a physiotherapist, it is very effective for your shoulder health.
Compared to conventional surgery, shoulder arthroscopy surgery has more advantages. It is less invasive since small incisions are made in the shoulder joint during surgery, and there is less bleeding from the shoulder and less pain. This accelerates the healing process.
Since small incisions are made during the surgery, the skin is not damaged too much, and the patient does not face severe pain. The patient recovers very quickly after this surgery and stays only one night in the hospital and then is discharged. Thanks to this surgery that heals the pain and injury in the shoulder, the patient returns to his old life in a short time.
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For this procedure, general anesthesia will be used. You won't be able to feel pain since you will be asleep. You might also receive regional anesthetic. You won't feel any pain because your arm and shoulder area will be numbed.
Yes, it is safe. Because it is less invasive than conventional surgical techniques, arthroscopy is chosen. You can return to work and sports sooner than with conventional open surgery because the small incisions and accurate surgical repairs reduce the danger of infection, bleeding, and pain.
Our research indicates that you should refrain from driving for at least six to twelve weeks or until your doctor determines that you no longer need to wear the sling.
Yes. Local anesthesia or regional anesthesia is applied during the surgery. You will not feel pain.
You should rest after the surgery. Please avoid lifting anything heavier than a dish or a glass for two to three weeks. You must allow your shoulder enough time to heal. Your arm might be strapped. For a few days to a few weeks, you might need to wear the sling.
It is useful to go a week before.
Please stay in Turkey for at least fifteen days. In case of any complications you may experience, you can easily contact your doctor.
After the surgery, approximately 48 to 72 hours later, you can take a shower without your dress. You shouldn't scrub your incisions, but you can gently wash them with soap and water. After drying them off with a towel, bandage each of the incisions.
This period often starts 8 to 12 weeks after surgery. You can ask an expert physiotherapist.
Yes, you may feel pain after the surgery but thanks to the painkillers, you can get rid of your shoulder pain.
Turkey is highly preferred due to both price and quality and the outstanding success of doctors.
In two to three weeks, you might be able to perform simpler daily activities. The majority of those with desk jobs are now able to resume their jobs. You will likely require three to four months off if you regularly lift, push, or pull at work. At around three months, the majority of people can resume most activities with little danger of shoulder damage.