Shoulder Arthroscopy Overview
Shoulder arthroscopy involves visualization and treatment of problems within the shoulder at an outpatient surgery center using arthroscopic instrumentation.
Shoulder Arthroscopy Surgical Technique
Typically, shoulder arthroscopy is performed with local regional anesthetic block. At The Stone Clinic, we place the patient in a beach chair position, approach the shoulder through a tiny posterior incision to visualize the all of the structures, and place additional portals as necessary to treat findings within the shoulder joint or rotator cuff. Indications for shoulder arthroscopy usually relate to pain or loss of motion of the shoulder that is not responsive to conservative intervention such as physical therapy, cortisone injections, and soft tissue mobilization. A number of problems can be treated with arthroscopic intervention, including a torn rotator cuff, a torn labrum distal to the shoulder, and arthritis of the shoulder and the acromioclavicular joint, to name a few.
Shoulder Arthroscopy at The Stone Clinic
Why we are different: Our shoulder arthroscopy team has been together for 20 years. We have optimized each step to minimize the impact on the patient, to reduce the amount of anesthesia, to diminish risks, and to achieve an optimal repair of damaged tissues.
Shoulder Arthroscopy Rehabilitation
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