Shoulder Arthroscopy

A shoulder arthroscopy is a minimally invasive way to diagnose and treat shoulder joint injuries or conditions.

A shoulder arthroscopy is a surgical diagnostic procedure used to diagnose the cause of any shoulder pain. The surgeon uses the arthroscope—a tiny camera—to look directly into the joint and surrounding area. This enables a more accurate diagnosis so the surgeon can decide on the best treatment option. The surgeon can then treat the shoulder pain using small surgical instruments in addition to the arthroscope.

Shoulder Arthroscopy with Clearpoint Health

Patients from across Canada and around the world choose Clearpoint Health for shoulder arthroscopy. Our surgeons have years of experience and excellence in performance and outcome with this procedure. We strive to provide exceptional pre- and post-operative care. Combined with our patient centred philosophy, we aim to provide all our patients with a compassionate, caring, and rewarding experience.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba R2P 1S7

What does a Shoulder Arthroscopy treat?

Shoulder arthroscopy can restore function and eliminate pain in the shoulder. A shoulder arthroscopy may be recommended for these shoulder problems:

  • Ligaments repair
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Bone spur removal
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Loss of function

What to expect with a Shoulder Arthroscopy

Shoulder arthroscopy typically requires general anesthesia. This means the patient is unconscious for the duration of the procedure. The surgeon first makes a small incision or incisions in the shoulder area. This is large enough for small instruments, including a camera to guide the surgeon, to be inserted to perform the surgery.  During the arthroscopy procedure, the surgeon may be able to diagnose and repair a number of common shoulder problems.

Recovery after shoulder arthroscopy

After surgery, the patient is taken to a recovery room to be monitored in case there are any complications. The procedure does not typically require an overnight stay. A patient must have someone on-hand to drive them home. While each patient is different, arthroscopy typically allows for a shorter recovery period than more invasive surgery techniques.

Next steps: Book your Shoulder Arthroscopy Consultation

If you are ready to discuss your shoulder arthroscopy needs with our surgeons, contact us to learn more and request a consultation today. To discover your health options your patient care coordinator will discuss:

  • Your medical history
  • Incision techniques
  • Potential risks and complications