Shoulder arthroscopy is a surgical treatment that uses a tiny camera called an arthroscope to look into the shoulder joint and the region around the rotator cuff to evaluate, diagnose, and correct tissue abnormalities. A small incision in your skin is used to implant specialised equipment during this arthroscopic surgery. The arthroscope is a small camera that enables your surgeon to examine all the structures inside your shoulder via a minimally invasive and safe procedure.
When Is Shoulder Arthroscopy Recommended?
- Injured ligaments or a torn or damaged cartilage ring.
- Shoulder instability that occurs when the shoulder joint is lax and moves around excessively, or when it dislocates (slips out of the ball and socket joint)
- A biceps tendon that has been ripped or injured.
- A rotator cuff tear.
Procedure Of Shoulder Arthroscopy:
The patient, orthopaedic surgeon, and anesthesiologist decide on the type of anaesthetic to use during the arthroscopy. The scope and any necessary devices are inserted through a few invasion spots the size of a dime each. The surgeon can see the surgical joint since it is filled with clear fluids. It takes less than an hour to complete the operation. Depending on the type of surgery performed, you may be in a sling or ‘Shoulder immobiliser’ after the shoulder arthroscopy.
Our expert surgeon Dr Reetadyuti Mukhopadhyay has 11 years of experience in this procedure. He has expertise in the field of advanced shoulder surgeries, arthroscopy, shoulder replacement, reverse shoulder replacement, shoulder trauma and sports injuries. You can call us or book an appointment online.