Understanding Shoulder Arthroscopy
Shoulder arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that involves the use of a tiny camera, called an arthroscope, and specialized instruments to access and treat the shoulder joint. This minimally invasive approach allows orthopedic surgeons to visualize and repair a wide range of shoulder problems through small incisions, eliminating the need for large open surgeries.
Common Uses of Shoulder Arthroscopy
Benefits of Shoulder Arthroscopy
What to Expect During Shoulder Arthroscopy
Before the procedure, you'll receive anesthesia to keep you comfortable. The surgeon will make small incisions and insert the arthroscope and instruments. They'll examine the shoulder joint and perform necessary repairs. Afterward, you'll be monitored in a recovery area.
Recovery typically involves physical therapy to regain shoulder strength and range of motion. Many patients can return to normal activities within a few weeks, although the exact timeline varies depending on the nature of the procedure and individual healing.
Shoulder arthroscopy is a modern, minimally invasive approach to diagnosing and treating various shoulder conditions. Its benefits include reduced pain, faster recovery, and improved outcomes. If you're experiencing shoulder pain or have been diagnosed with a shoulder problem, consult with an orthopedic specialist to determine if shoulder arthroscopy is the right treatment option for you.
Dr. Weber specializes in shoulder arthroscopy. If you have had a shoulder injury or are experiencing shoulder pain - please reach out. We can see you within 24 hours.