During a shoulder arthroscopy, your surgeon inserts a small camera called an arthroscope into the shoulder joint. This camera displays images on a screen, and your surgeon uses these images to guide very small surgical instruments. This reduces pain for the patient, reduces the time required for recovery, and returns to normal activities more quickly.
The ball of the head of the humerus is placed inside a bowl-like cavity in the scapula. A slippery tissue called articular cartilage covers the surface of the sphere and bowl. This tissue has a smooth, friction-free surface that helps the bones move easily over each other.
When is shoulder arthroscopy recommended?
If you suffer from a painful complication that does not respond to non-surgical treatments, your doctor may recommend shoulder arthroscopy.
Injury, overuse, and erosion over time are some of the causes of shoulder problems. Shoulder arthroscopy can relieve the painful symptoms of many complications that cause damage to the rotator cuff tendons, labrum, articular cartilage, and other soft tissues around the joint.
Symptoms of shoulder atheroscopy:
- Inflammation of the biceps tendon
- Inflammation of the shoulder tendon
- History of shoulder dislocation or dislocation
- Labrum shoulder tears
- Stuck shoulder
What do I expect after shoulder arthroscopy surgery?
Although recovery from arthroscopy is often faster than recovery from open surgery, it can take weeks to months for your shoulder joint to fully heal. You may experience some pain and discomfort for several weeks after surgery.
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