Shoulder arthroscopy is a surgical procedure where surgeon inspects, repair and diagnose any problem related to shoulder. Surgeons generally use arthroscope and other thin instruments to do the surgery. Small hole or incision is normally done on the patients body to insert the arthroscope. This type of surgery normally involves less pain and less recovery time after surgery. Surgeons are guided by an LCD monitor to get clear image of the operated area.
Doctors generally recommend Shoulder arthroscopy if you are suffering from huge pain and non-surgical medication is not responding to the pain. Some of the non-surgical therapy for Shoulder arthroscopy is normal physical therapy, pain relief medication, and injections. Most of the shoulder problem normally happens due to over age-related wear and tear.
Some of the common Shoulder arthroscopy is:
- Ligaments repair surgery
- Torn and painful tissue removal
- Shoulder relocation surgery
- Labrum removal and repair surgery
Cyst extension, nerve release and fracture repairmen are also performed in arthroscopic surgery. But in shoulder replacement, traditional open surgery still requires a big incision.
Before making any plan for surgery, surgeon normally looks into your medical history and your present health conditions. Several pre-surgery tests like electrocardiogram, X-rays and blood test is often required. Most of the Shoulder arthroscopy usually takes less than one hour to complete.
Complications of Shoulder Arthroscopy
Patients normally do not have any type of complications after Shoulder arthroscopy. But as it is a surgery some small complications can be there. But these complications are very minor in nature and are treatable. Some of the complications are bleeding, infection in the operated area etc. All possible complications can be discussed with your surgeon after surgery.