The shoulder is the most mobile joint. For this reason, the experience and professionalism of an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in the shoulder is essential in the event of any type of abnormal situation.
Depending on the damage or pathology, specialists will assess the most appropriate treatment, whether it is biological or the implantation of a prosthesis.
Treatments and interventions
At Hospital Ochoa, we have a traumatology service in Marbella designed and prepared for orthopaedic treatments, pain relief, prosthesis replacement, physiotherapy and all types of recovery and rehabilitation techniques.
Trauma surgeons specialising in shoulder surgery
The team of traumatologists at Hospital Ochoa is specialised in the implantation of conventional and inverted prostheses which can become the most appropriate alternative for rotator cuff tears and arthritis. We also perform all types of interventions through arthroscopic surgery which are focused on young people, sportsmen and women as well as the elderly.
Specialisation in treatments
The following are some of the treatments or interventions in which our orthopaedic surgeons are experts:
- Arthroscopic shoulder surgery
- Bone-stop surgery for shoulder instability
- Recurrent shoulder dislocations
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Shoulder prosthesis
Specialists in Shoulder traumatologist in Marbella
Frequently asked questions about shoulder traumatology
Discover the answers to the most common questions about shoulder pain with Hospital Ochoa Marbella.
Nowadays, almost all shoulder pathologies can be treated by shoulder arthroscopy, which has greatly shortened the recovery period. Specifically, shoulder arthroscopy is a minimally invasive technique that allows access to and treatment of many injuries and diseases of the various structures that make up the shoulder joint. The joint is accessed through 2 or 3 small incisions of less than a centimetre in size and through a small camera called an arthroscope.
Generally, patients experience minor discomfort in the first few days after the procedure, as well as swelling. However, these discomforts disappear after a short time, with the medication recommended by the shoulder surgeon. This specialist will also recommend wearing a sling to immobilise and keep the operated arm at rest for 2 to 4 weeks, and combine it with elbow flexion-extensions, as well as moving the fingers of the hand.
Shoulder pain is any pain that is in or around the shoulder joint. What can cause us pain? Swelling, damage or osseous changes around the rotator cuff. This pain may be experienced when raising the arm above the head or moving it forward or behind the back.
Once shoulder surgery is completed, we may encounter cases such as infection, which is very rare in arthroscopic surgery, and joint stiffness or residual pain. To solve this problem, it is essential to follow an appropriate exercise routine, which should be started immediately after leaving the hospital.
Treatment of shoulder tendinitis is based on anti-inflammatory measures, such as ice and medication, as well as rest and physical treatment, such as massage or electrotherapy. At the same time, strengthening exercises for the shoulder muscles that make up the rotator cuff are performed. All this, to achieve greater flexibility through stretching, muscle strength and postural control with strength work exercises.
If symptoms do not resolve with these measures and physiotherapy, the shoulder physician may advise further procedures, such as dry needling, ultrasound treatment or finally surgery, if the severity of the tendon injury requires surgical repair. Especially if the tendon has detached from the bone.