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When is Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery Necessary?

Shoulder arthroscopic surgery may be recommended if you experience:

  • Persistent shoulder pain that does not respond to conservative treatments such as physical therapy, medications, or injections
  • Shoulder instability or frequent dislocations
  • Rotator cuff tears or tendinitis
  • Labrum tears or shoulder impingement syndrome
  • Bone spurs or cartilage damage
  • Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) or bursitis

Overview of the Procedure

During shoulder arthroscopic surgery, you will be placed under general anesthesia. The surgeon makes several small incisions around the shoulder to insert the arthroscope and specialized surgical instruments. The arthroscope transmits images of the inside of your shoulder joint to a monitor, allowing the surgeon to thoroughly examine the joint and guide the surgical instruments.

Depending on the specific condition being treated, the surgeon may perform various procedures, such as:

  • Rotator Cuff Repair: Reattaching torn tendons to the bone
  • Labrum Repair: Securing the torn labrum with sutures or anchors
  • Debridement: Removing loose fragments of bone, cartilage, or inflamed tissue
  • Subacromial Decompression: Removing bone spurs and widening the space above the rotator cuff tendons

After completing the necessary repairs, the incisions are closed with sutures or surgical tape, and a dressing is applied to protect the area.

Excel Health’s Approach

At Excel Health, we prioritize patient-centered care and use the latest advancements in arthroscopic techniques to ensure optimal outcomes. Our approach includes:

  • Advanced Diagnostic Techniques: Utilizing state-of-the-art imaging and diagnostic tools to accurately identify the cause of your shoulder pain.
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures: Employing arthroscopic surgery to reduce tissue damage, pain, and recovery time.
  • Personalized Treatment Plans: Tailoring surgical and rehabilitation plans to meet each patient’s unique needs and health goals.
  • Expert Surgical Team: Our surgeons are highly skilled in arthroscopic techniques, ensuring precision and effectiveness in every procedure.

Benefits of Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery

  • Minimally invasive with small incisions and less scarring
  • Reduced postoperative pain and faster recovery times
  • High precision in diagnosing and treating shoulder conditions
  • Improved shoulder function and mobility

Contact Us

If you are experiencing shoulder pain and believe arthroscopic surgery 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 comfortably. Contact us today to learn more about shoulder arthroscopic surgery and how we can help you.

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