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About Rotator Cuff Surgery

Rotator Cuff Surgery

Rotator cuff surgery is a procedure to correct part of the rotator cuff, most commonly to repair a torn tendon. The rotator cuff is made up of a group of muscles and tendons that stabilize the shoulder joint and enable movement. It can be become damaged if there has been a trauma to the shoulder and can also occur with age.

When a tear occurs, it causes pain with movement of the shoulder, particularly when the arm is moved upwards or outwards from the body.

Surgery is usually performed when alternative methods of treatment are not successful. The surgery can be performed as open surgery, however it is most commonly performed arthroscopically.

The rotator cuff can be become damaged if there has been a trauma to the shoulder and can also occur with age.

Recommended for
  • A rotator cuff tear that is causing chronic pain or shoulder weakness

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital
1 - 2 days
Average length of stay abroad
1 weeks.
Number of trips abroad needed
1.
Time off work
1 - 2 weeks.
Rotator Cuff Surgery

The rotator cuff enables the movement of the arm in an upward and outward movement and stabilizes the shoulder.

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital 1 - 2 days
Average length of stay abroad 1 weeks.
Number of trips abroad needed 1.
Time off work 1 - 2 weeks.

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital 1 - 2 days
Average length of stay abroad 1 weeks.
Number of trips abroad needed 1.
Time off work 1 - 2 weeks.
Rotator Cuff Surgery
The rotator cuff enables the movement of the arm in an upward and outward movement and stabilizes the shoulder.

Compare Rotator Cuff Surgery prices around the world

United States $ 14,533
United Arab Emirates $ 7,000
Thailand $ 6,594
Turkey $ 5,687
Mexico $ 5,000
Croatia $ 4,279
Poland $ 3,113

Source: Medigo prices

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How to find quality treatment abroad

Every year, close to 14 million patients travel worldwide for the purpose of receiving medical care. At MEDIGO, we provide our patients with access to the top clinics and doctors around the world. To discover where the best Rotator Cuff Surgery clinics are for you, contact MEDIGO below to talk to us in complete confidence.

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Patients who used MEDIGO

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Countries represented by MEDIGO patients

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Before Rotator Cuff Surgery abroad

Patients with rotator cuff issues should consult with their doctor as soon as possible after trauma, as surgery is most successful if it is completed soon after injury.

For patients with chronic pain, meeting with a doctor to explore non-invasive treatment options should be the first step.

Patients with complex conditions may benefit from seeking a second opinion before beginning a treatment plan. A second opinion means that another doctor, usually an expert with a lot of experience, will review the patient’s medical history, symptoms, scans, test results, and other important information, in order to provide a diagnosis and treatment plan. When asked, 45% of US residents who received a second opinion said that they had a different diagnosis, prognosis, or treatment plan. Click here to learn more about how to get a second opinion.

How is it performed

In open shoulder surgery, a surgeon makes an incision between 2 and 3 inches in length into the shoulder to open it and to make repairs.

For patients with less extensive damage, a smaller incision may be made, allowing the surgeon to reach the affected tendon by splitting the deltoid muscle.

The surgeon may use an arthroscope (a small imaging device) to visualise the rotator cuff and effectively repair any damage through a small incision. Arthroscopic surgery is becoming increasingly popular and has positive outcomes for patients with joint issues.

Anesthesia

General anesthetic.

Procedure duration

The Rotator Cuff Surgery takes 1 to 3 hours.

Rotator Cuff Surgery
The surgery repairs tears or damage to the rotary cuff and can be performed arthoscopically or as open surgery.

What to expect after Rotator Cuff Surgery

Post procedure care

Immediately after surgery, patients will be in a sling to protect the cuff.

Possible discomfort

Patients should expect some discomfort after surgery. The patient will usually follow a course of physiotherapy after the surgery.

Important things to know about Rotator Cuff Surgery

Success rates

Most patients find rotator cuff surgery addresses their pain issues, but for patients which acquire their rotator cuff issues through trauma, the highest success rates are enjoyed by patients which are treated soon after injury.

Potential risks
  • Infection
  • Pain and stiffness
  • Damage to the shoulder muscle
  • Tears or poor healing
  • Nerve damage
  • Blood vessel damage
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (rarely)

Compare Rotator Cuff Surgery prices around the world

United States $ 14,533
United Arab Emirates $ 7,000
Thailand $ 6,594
Turkey $ 5,687
Mexico $ 5,000
Croatia $ 4,279
Poland $ 3,113

Source: Medigo prices

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110 clinics on MEDIGO offer Rotator Cuff Surgery

KCM Clinic

Jelenia Góra, Poland

87

$ 4,549

Sikarin Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand

95

$ 8,903

Bayindir Hospital Icerenkoy

Istanbul, Turkey

$ 5,687

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110 clinics on MEDIGO offer Rotator Cuff Surgery

KCM Clinic

Jelenia Góra, Poland

87

$ 4,549

Sikarin Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand

95

$ 8,903

Bayindir Hospital Icerenkoy

Istanbul, Turkey

$ 5,687

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