Your shoulder is the most flexible joint in your body. It allows you to move your arm in front, above, to the side, and behind your body. Such flexibility also makes your shoulder prone to instability and injury.
If you exhausted all the non-surgical methods to help your shoulder pain, surgery should be considered. In some cases, delaying a surgical procedure of a shoulder can increase the likelihood that the problem will be more difficult to treat later. Early, correct diagnosis and treatment of shoulder problems can make a significant difference in the long run.
There are many shoulder surgeries that exist today. Some of them are minimally invasive, or arthroscopic and some are more traditional open surgeries. Some of the more common private surgeries Health Vantis can facilitate are:
- Rotator Cuff Surgery
This one repairs the rotator cuff. During the procedure identified damaged parts of the rotator cuff are cleaned and any torn or damaged tendons are reattached. Smaller injuries can be repaired arthroscopically.
- Subacromial Decompression
Sometimes the tendons of your rotator cuff are intermittently trapped and compressed during movement. This condition is called impingement syndrome. It causes progressive damage to the tendons and the cushions inside the joint space. Another name for this syndrome is rotator cuff tendonitis or bursitis. The condition can be relieved by arthroscopic surgery subacromial decompression.
- Shoulder replacement
Just like in hip replacement, this surgery replaces the ball and socket joint of the shoulder with artificial parts. The surgery is reserved for severe arthritis or advanced fractures of the shoulder. Partial shoulder replacements are also performed
If you are experiencing a delay in getting a shoulder surgery in Canada, contact Health Vantis to find out your private options in the USA. An initial evaluation is free of charge – call us toll free 1 877 344 3544.