Arthroscopy Shoulder

Arthroscopy is a procedure done for the treatment of joint problems using small cuts through which camera is passed into the joint. Using the camera, the surgeon can see the joint and also treat various joint related problems. In addition to camera, the small thin instruments are passed into the joint and a vast array of surgical procedures such as cartilage repair, cartilage regeneration, ligament reconstruction, ligament repair, cyst removal are done through this procedure.

Shoulder

Common procedures performed in the shoulder include

 

Advantages

There are several advantages to this procedure.

  • Small incisions (Key hole) About 5mm to 1 cm.

  • Quick Recovery

  • Less soft tissue injury

  • Cosmetic

 

Risks

Risks are minimal in this procedure

  • Infection

  • Tissue injury

  • Blood Clots

 

Anaesthesia

This procedure can be done under different modes of anaesthesia.

  • General Anaesthesia

  • Spinal Anaesthesia

  • Nerve Block

  • Local Anaesthesia

 

Post-Operative Care

 

Early mobility is preferred in most arthroscopic surgeries. However there will be restrictions to active movements and lifting weight depending upon the type of surgery performed. Initially to reduce the inflammation R.I.C.E therapy is advised. Exercise programs form an integral part of the rehabilitation. Physiotherapy plays a key role in complete recovery and return back to activities and sports.