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.