Shoulder Arthroscopy is another advanced medical procedure characterized under the type of Rotator Cuff Tear Surgery. It is a less invasive technique to fix the torn cuff within the shoulder. Arthroscopy surgery exploits a tiny camera with other surgical equipment to examine the area to be repaired carefully. Instruments get inserted in the cut during the surgery.
Bones and joints of the shoulder are surrounded by the group of shoulder muscles, ligaments, and tendons supporting it, helping to rotate and ease with the motion. However, any trauma, accident, and fall, can make shoulder muscles and tendons broken. Depending on the number of factors including age, the capacity of using the muscles, and other injuries, injury of the shoulder muscles is also variable.
Since the medical field has also embarked on the boat of advancement, using the technology, complex medical procedures can now be done professionally with the professional tools and experienced hands in a matter of time. Shoulder Arthroscopy is one of those gladly. Arthro mean joint and Skopein mean to look into, hence the term collectively means “to look into the joint”, and it is done with the help of tiny camera. The picture generate by the camera is visible on the video screen which makes it easier for the surgeon to locate the damaged spot and fix it. Shoulder Arthroscopy is being in practice since 1970. The technique has made diagnosis, procedure, treatment, and the recovery from torn rotator cuff shoulder easier for both patients and surgeons. However, every year modifications are made in the procedure to make it more convenient than ever before.
Surgeons in Mexico would recommend the surgery to you if:
In Mexico, with the professional tools, technical machines, and the expert team, the procedure hardly takes around 2 to 2.5 hours to fix or replace the damaged parts.
Surgeons in Mexico, always opt for the professional approach that mitigates the risk, however the surgery itself isn’t complex, while some minor side effects are the surgery has been reported:
After surgery requires great care and some must follow precautions to enjoy fast recovery.
It depends, if surgeons have fixed the damaged tissues it would take up to 6 weeks to fully retrieve the strength of the muscles but if they had replaced some part, it may take up to 6 months.
Surgeons in Mexico also offer the post-surgery rehabilitation programs to the patients to get fastest recovery. The programs include:
Once the Surgical part is done, you’ll be asked to stay in the recovery room for 2-3 hours. Here nurses and attendants will examine your shoulder health, provide you with pain relievers, and will assess the responsiveness of the body towards the surgical part. They will let your know the rest of the recovery procedure.
It is observed that the recovery is faster with Arthroscopy surgery than open repair one, yet it may require months to fully retrieve the functionality of the shoulder. You will be guided by the nurses and doctors on what measures to take at home to subside the pain while you may feel discomfort, irritability, and ache for several weeks. Take medicines and some natural anti-oxidants timely. Further doctors will tell you the right posture of sitting and laying, and some mild exercises. All you have to follow are the guidelines provided. This home assessment may take up to 2 months and if things go well you can experience the fastest recovery during the time period. During that time interval, you will be able to replace the large bandage with another one.
This includes some sort of exercises that help you get back to the normal lives routine. Physicians will help you with exercises to regain shoulder stability and strength at full. Based on the severity of the damaged tissues and the procedure you’ve undergone, a set of exercises are referred by the surgeons with the help of physicians to supervise and ensure the fastest recovery.
Over the last many years, this procedure has gained much fame and is considered better than open surgery. However, this less invasive has certain pros, cons, and some complications. The complications may include soft tissue injury, recurrent instability, nerves and veins damage, blood clots, recurrent pain, and excessive bleeding, while the complications can be mitigated through awareness of the shoulder’s anatomy, the position of the arm after surgery, and the precautions followed. However, 1% of the cases also complained about the infection at the surgery site while that is rare because the surgeon has to ensure the high index of the infection suspicion. Some complications require a short time to be treated while some may take longer than usual depending on the precautionary measures being taken by the patients.
Surgeons in Cancun always make complications and risks clear to the patients prior to the surgery.
Mexico, on the map of the world, is growing as an ideal medical tourists spot. For many years, it has been offering surgeries and several invasive and non-invasive procedure for absolutely 50% reduced price than other location. Not only because it is far affordable but it also makes tremendous progress in terms of medical advancement to stand out in competition. It offers a number of professional surgeons, advanced technical support team, tools and equipment, and number of surgical options according to the convenience of the patient.
If you are looking for a professional yet affordable option, Mexico welcomes you!