Shoulder traumatologist in Marbella

Shoulder unit

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the human body. For this reason, in the event of any type of abnormal situation, it is necessary to count on the experience and professionalism of a shoulder specialist orthopaedic surgeon in Marbella.

A group of four muscles and their tendons, called the rotator cuff, gives the shoulder its wide range of motion. It is, therefore, a complex joint, which provides great mobility to the upper limb in order to carry out social, work, artistic or sporting functions of daily life. Therefore, any alteration has a major impact on our daily lives.

At Hospital Ochoa we have a trauma service in Marbella designed and prepared for orthopaedic treatments, pain relief, prosthesis replacement, physiotherapy and all types of recovery and rehabilitation techniques.

Specialised shoulder hospital

Our private hospital in Marbella has the best doctors in Malaga to treat any problems in this joint. Thus, the team of orthopaedic surgeons at Hospital Ochoa specialises in the implantation of conventional and inverted prostheses, which can become the most appropriate alternative for rotator cuff tears and arthritis. In addition, we perform all types of arthroscopic surgery for young people and athletes as well as for the elderly.

Shoulder pain

In our Traumatology Hospital, we have several treatment options such as arthroscopic surgery for acetabular labral injuries, which are currently the main cause of pain in athletes and young patients. This technique can also be used to treat gluteus medius injuries (hip bursitis).

Depending on the damage or pathology, biological treatment or prosthetic implantation may be considered.

Shoulder surgeons Trauma surgeons Shoulder specialists

At Hospital Ochoa we are proud to have some of the best shoulder surgeons in the world.

His extensive knowledge and experience is the best guarantee for treating any problem in this joint, whatever the age of the patient. We talk about dislocations, shoulder instability, fractures, osteoarthritis, shoulder pain, the need for shoulder prosthesis…

In addition to shoulder arthroscopy operations, our medical team of shoulder specialists also provides special monitoring of each patient’s functional recovery after surgery, so that they can return to their normal activities as soon as possible and with all the guarantees.

Specialisation in treatments

The following are some of the treatments or interventions in which our orthopaedic surgeons are experts:

  • Arthroscopic shoulder surgery
  • Reconstructive shoulder surgery
  • Bone-stop surgery for shoulder instability
  • Recurrent shoulder dislocations
  • Retinator cuff injuries
  • Shoulder prosthesis
  • Shoulder instability

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.

Is shoulder arthroscopy painful?

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.

What do I do if my shoulder hurts?

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.

How to cure shoulder tendinitis?

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.

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