Shoulder Arthroscopy

A shoulder Arthroscopy can help your surgeon determine the amount or type of injury, and then repair or correct the problem.

Arthroscopy is much less traumatic to the muscles, ligaments and tissues than the traditional method of surgically opening the shoulder with long incisions (open techniques).

Arthroscopy may be recommended for shoulder problems, such as:

  • Evaluation and treatment of instability
  • A torn or damaged cartilage ring (labrum) orligaments (cases of shoulder instability)
  • A torn or damaged biceps tendon
  • A torn rotator cuff
  • A bone spur or inflammation around the rotator cuff
  • Stiffness of the shoulder

Arthroscopy may be recommended for shoulder problems, such as:

  • Subacromial decompression
  • Arthritis of the end of the clavicle (acromioclavicularjoint
  • Treatment of calcific tendinitis
  • Treatment of frozen shoulder
  • Removal of loose bodies
  • Debridement / drainage of shoulder joint infection