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When is Shoulder Acromioplasty Necessary?

Shoulder acromioplasty may be recommended if you experience:

  • Persistent shoulder pain, especially when lifting the arm overhead or reaching
  • Limited range of motion and shoulder weakness
  • Pain that does not improve with conservative treatments such as physical therapy, medications, or injections
  • Evidence of bone spurs or impingement causing irritation to the rotator cuff tendons

Overview of the Procedure

During the shoulder acromioplasty procedure, you will be placed under general anesthesia to ensure comfort and safety. The surgeon makes small incisions around the shoulder and inserts an arthroscope, a small camera that provides a clear view of the shoulder joint on a monitor. Using specialized instruments, the surgeon removes any bone spurs, trims the acromion (a bony projection on the scapula), and clears the subacromial space to relieve pressure on the rotator cuff tendons.

This minimally invasive technique helps reduce postoperative pain and promotes a quicker recovery compared to traditional open surgery.

Excel Health’s Approach

At Excel Health, our approach to shoulder acromioplasty focuses on providing personalized and effective care:

  • Patient-centered Evaluation: We conduct thorough assessments to understand your specific symptoms and determine the most appropriate treatment plan.
  • Advanced Surgical Techniques: Our surgeons use minimally invasive arthroscopic methods to ensure precision, reduce pain, and expedite recovery.
  • Customized Rehabilitation: Post-surgery, we develop individualized rehabilitation programs to restore shoulder strength and mobility.

Contact Us

If you are struggling with persistent shoulder pain and believe shoulder acromioplasty might be the right treatment for you, schedule a consultation with one of our specialists at Excel Health. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate care to help you achieve optimal shoulder health and regain your ability to perform everyday activities pain-free. Contact us today to learn more about shoulder acromioplasty and how we can help you.

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