Shoulder arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that is used to diagnose and treat shoulder pain or to treat the infected shoulder joint.
It is performed with a small incision that allows the insertion of an arthroscope containing a light source and magnifying lens.
It is attached to a tiny camera that projects the images of the joint on a screen. It will, therefore, allow the surgeon to view all the structures inside and miniature surgeries
When do you require Shoulder Arthroscopy?
Your doctor may recommend shoulder arthroscopy if you have a painful condition that does not respond to nonsurgical treatment. Injury, overuse, and age-related wear and tear are responsible for most shoulder problems. Shoulder arthroscopy may relieve painful symptoms of many problems that damage the rotator cuff tendons, labrum, articular cartilage, and other soft tissues surrounding the joint.
Arthroscopic surgeries can diagnose and treat shoulder conditions such as:
- Rotator cuff repair
- Bone spur removal
- Removal or repair of the labrum
- Repair of ligaments
- Removal of inflamed tissue or loose cartilage
- Repair for recurrent shoulder dislocation
Less common procedures that are performed using an arthroscope include:
- Nerve release
- Fracture repair
- Cyst excision