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SE Asia Offers Affordable Treatment for Glenoid Labrum Tear

A glenoid labrum tear is a shoulder joint injury where the rim around the socket becomes torn. This can occur as a result of a direct blow to the shoulder or a sudden pull or stretching of the arm, such as when reaching overhead. The condition, which can also develop with other shoulder injuries, is a common problem among athletes, such as weightlifters or throwing athletes, due to the repeated movement of the shoulder joint.

Various advances in technology have made it easier for orthopaedic specialists to treat glenoid labrum tears. These advances are widely available in Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia and can be taken advantage of by both local and international patients. Many hospitals and dedicated orthopaedic centers in these countries feature the latest in imaging and arthroscopic surgery to accurately diagnose and effectively treat glenoid labrum tears.

Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia are also home to globally recognised hospitals and those accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI) and International Standards Organisation (ISO). Hospitals with such accreditations feature world-class medical facilities designed to make even discerning patients comfortable throughout their stay. These hospitals are also staffed by Western-trained doctors, specialists, and surgeons and most offer value-added services such as complimentary airport and hotel drop-off and pick-up, translation services, and visa assistance, among others.

With all these benefits, many people are surprised to find that Southeast Asian hospitals charge way less than hospitals in the US or UK, even for advanced treatments. Patients seeking musculoskeletal care in Thailand and Malaysia can save up to 75% of what they would otherwise pay if they seek medical treatment in Western countries. Even if they factor in other associated fees such as food, a short holiday, accommodation, and airfare, they will still save thousands of dollars.

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