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Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

Being the medical school for both Humboldt University and Free University of Berlin and having a long experience, the Charite Hospital has gained wide recognition. It is regarded as one of the most research-intensive medical facilities in Germany and the largest university medical center in Europe.

Shoulder joint arthritis diagnostics
2061
Arthroscopy of the shoulder joint arthritis
12340
Total shoulder joint replacement for shoulder arthritis
31148
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin
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St. Vincentius Clinic Karlsruhe

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

The St. Vincentius Clinic is the largest multidisciplinary medical institution and academiс hospital of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg. Treatment and diagnosis of patients is conducted by doctors with a scientific degree. They are introducing the latest progressive techniques.

Shoulder joint arthritis diagnostics
1337
Arthroscopy of the shoulder joint arthritis
6723
Total shoulder joint replacement for shoulder arthritis
18112
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Karlsruhe

University Hospital Oldenburg

10/10 from 33 Votes

The University Hospital Oldenburg is the Teaching Hospital of the University of Oldenburg. It offers a wide range of medical services that meet the highest medical standards. The hospital has 832 beds.

Shoulder joint arthritis diagnostics
1283
Arthroscopy of the shoulder joint arthritis
6339
Total shoulder joint replacement for shoulder arthritis
17506
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Oldenburg

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10 from 78 Votes

The University Hospital Muenster is one of the most respected multi-field medical centers in Germany. It consists of more than 30 departments and numerous research institutes and centers. Every year over 58,000 inpatients are treated here and nearly 475,000 patients receive medical care on the outpatient basis.

Shoulder joint arthritis diagnostics
1383
Arthroscopy of the shoulder joint arthritis
7266
Total shoulder joint replacement for shoulder arthritis
19741
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Muenster
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HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

9.7/10 from 38 Votes

Founded in 2014, the HELIOS Clinic Krefeld is one of the most modern medical facilities in Germany today. A team of highly qualified specialists, innovative medical equipment and comfortable accommodation conditions – the clinic has everything to make the treatment run smoothly and efficiently.

Shoulder joint arthritis diagnostics
1326
Arthroscopy of the shoulder joint arthritis
6858
Total shoulder joint replacement for shoulder arthritis
18456
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Krefeld

ATOS ORTHOPARC Orthopedic Clinic Cologne

9.8/10 from 54 Votes

The ATOS ORTHOPARC Orthopedic Clinic, located in Cologne, offers high-quality conservative and surgical treatment of the full range of diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

Shoulder joint arthritis diagnostics
1389
Arthroscopy of the shoulder joint arthritis
7211
Total shoulder joint replacement for shoulder arthritis
19319
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

Hospital Waldbrol Oberberg

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

The Waldbröl District Hospital has the state-of-the-art medical equipment and is the certified Cancer Center. The key goal of the Hospital is to provide patients with a competent individual medical care and nursing.

Shoulder joint arthritis diagnostics
1267
Arthroscopy of the shoulder joint arthritis
6431
Total shoulder joint replacement for shoulder arthritis
17036
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Waldbrоl

Vivantes Humboldt Hospital Berlin

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

An academic clinic of the university medical complex Charité, the Vivantes Humboldt Hospital is one of the largest specialized medical institutions in Berlin.

Shoulder joint arthritis diagnostics
1416
Shoulder joint arthritis diagnostics
1513
Arthroscopy of the shoulder joint arthritis
8918
Arthroscopy of the shoulder joint arthritis
7257
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Academic Hospital Asklepios Barmbek Hamburg

9.5/10 from 23 Votes

As an Academic Hospital of the University of Hamburg, the Asklepios Barmbek Hospital offers a wide range of medical services in the field of conservative and surgical treatment. The hospital was opened in 2005 and today it is one of the best and modern medical centers in Europe.

Shoulder joint arthritis diagnostics
1399
Arthroscopy of the shoulder joint arthritis
7283
Total shoulder joint replacement for shoulder arthritis
19482
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg

PAN Clinic Cologne

9/10 from 14 Votes

The PAN Clinic has gained universal recognition due to highly professional doctors and their responsive and careful approach to the treatment.  A team of experienced doctors specialized in 25 medical focuses takes care of the patients' health.

Shoulder joint arthritis diagnostics
1390
Arthroscopy of the shoulder joint arthritis
7193
Total shoulder joint replacement for shoulder arthritis
19734
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne
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ATOS Orthopedic Clinic Braunfels

10/10 from 3 Votes

The ATOS Orthopedic Clinic Braunfels offers high-quality orthopedic care. The clinic is staffed with a highly qualified medical and nursing team. In the process of treatment, doctors of the clinic apply the latest technologies ensuring a seamless, speedy recovery.

Shoulder joint arthritis diagnostics
1416
Arthroscopy of the shoulder joint arthritis
7181
Total shoulder joint replacement for shoulder arthritis
19519
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Braunfels

ATOS Fleetinsel Clinic Hamburg

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Fleetinsel Clinic Hamburg is one of the leading German clinics specializing in orthopedics and orthopedic surgery. Located on the historical Fleetinsel in Hamburg, the clinic is renowned for many years of experience and expertise. Spinal, joint and foot surgeries are the main orthopedic focuses for the clinic.

Shoulder joint arthritis diagnostics
1399
Arthroscopy of the shoulder joint arthritis
7289
Total shoulder joint replacement for shoulder arthritis
19708
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg

Hannover Medical School

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

The Hannover Medical School (MHH) is one of the most efficient medical universities in Germany, treating more than 63,000 inpatients and 460,000 outpatients annually.

Shoulder joint arthritis diagnostics
1394
Arthroscopy of the shoulder joint arthritis
7194
Total shoulder joint replacement for shoulder arthritis
19311
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover
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Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

Rambam Health Care Campus is the largest and the most advanced hospital in Northern Israel. Founded in 1938, the medical center has a long history and a rich experience in providing comprehensive medical services in all medical specialties.

Shoulder joint arthritis diagnostics
0.00
Arthroscopy of the shoulder joint arthritis
0.00
Total shoulder joint replacement for shoulder arthritis
0.00
location_onCountry: Israel
location_searchingCity: Haifa

Academic Hospital Schlosspark Berlin

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

The Schlosspark Academic Teaching Hospital at the University Hospital Charite has an excellent reputation and an outstanding service. All specialized departments are headed by renowned doctors. The departments offer a wide range of medical services.

Shoulder joint arthritis diagnostics
1399
Arthroscopy of the shoulder joint arthritis
7168
Total shoulder joint replacement for shoulder arthritis
19357
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Vivantes Auguste-Viktoria Hospital Berlin

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

The Vivantes Auguste-Victoria Hospital, has special expertise and received international recognition in the field of Urology, especially in the treatment of prostate cancer and also Oncology, Neurology, Cardiology and other directions.

Shoulder joint arthritis diagnostics
1523
Arthroscopy of the shoulder joint arthritis
9148
Total shoulder joint replacement for shoulder arthritis
22929
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

About the disease

Shoulder arthritis is a condition whereby cartilage of the shoulder becomes worn out and its bones start to rub against each other, causing pain. As a result, the shoulder joint becomes inflamed and stiff, leading to loss in maneuverability. The most common types of shoulder arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Osteoarthritis causes the protective space that is created by the cartilage to become frayed and rough. This type of shoulder arthritis is more common in people who are over 60. Human cartilage has the tendency to lose its elasticity over time, which is why almost 70% of older people experience shoulder pain, ranging from mild to severe.

Rheumatoid arthritis is less common than osteoarthritis. It is an autoimmune disease, whereby joint linings become attacked by the patient’s immune system. As a result, the sufferer experiences erosion of the shoulder bones, which can lead to shoulder deformity over time.

People who have had sport traumas or have injured their shoulder in an accident can develop post-traumatic arthritis. With this type of arthritis, fluid builds up in the shoulder, causing it to swell and change in form.

A rarer type of arthritis, which can develop as a result of excessive consumption of alcohol, drugs and steroids, is called avascular necrosis. Blood is not able to reach the shoulder and causes bone atrophy.    

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, in 2011 more than 50 million people were diagnosed with shoulder arthritis in the USA alone.

Symptoms

  • Stiffness in the upper part of the arm
  • Inability to move shoulder freely
  • Numbness
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Lumps under the skin, known as rheumatoid nodules, which are common only in rheumatoid arthritis. 

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination, the doctor will ask you about your symptoms and rotate your shoulder in different directions to see where the pain is coming from.
  • An X-ray of the shoulder is used to create an image of the shoulder joints and can be used to determine whether there is damage in the rotator cuff or the cartilage.
  • A CT or MRI scan may be used to get more precise images of the shoulder if the patient has a rare type of shoulder arthritis. They are also used when someone has been in an accident or has had a sport trauma.

Treatment

  • Arthroscopy is a surgery whereby an arthroscope (a special endoscopic device) is inserted into the shoulder to repair damaged tissue in the shoulder joints and improve cartilage function. Such a procedure can also be used to repair the rotator cuff and make the shoulder stable. This type of surgery is recommended for rheumatoid arthritis as well as osteoarthritis because it can alleviate inflammation, which is what causes the pain. 
  • Shoulder joint replacement is another effective surgery. The damaged shoulder joint is removed and is replaced with a prosthetic. This surgery is recommended if the shoulder cartilage is completely damaged and cannot be repaired by arthroscopy or if some of the bone was torn off through injury.

Overall, shoulder arthritis surgery has good results and you should be able to make a full recovery within a matter of weeks after receiving treatment. 




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