Shoulder Arthroscopy

Introduction

Arthroscopy is a procedure that allows surgeons to examine, diagnose, and treat afflicted areas inside joints. Arthroscopy is defined as looking within the joint with a camera. The procedure itself involves making small incisions and inserting a camera that contains a small lens and light. The image is displayed to a television for viewing by the surgeon.

The use of arthroscopy allows for smaller incisions, with the goal of less pain and faster recovery. In the shoulder, it is utilized for procedures such as rotator cuff repair, bone spur removal, labral repairs, removal of inflamed tissue and to repair recurring shoulder dislocation.

 

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