A 37-year-old member asked:
when is shoulder manipulation under anesthesia indicated?
3 doctor answers
Dr. David Rosenfeld answered
27 years experience Pain Management
Frozen shoulder: I have seen it done for a frozen shoulder. It allows the surgeon to break-up scar tissue in a controlled fashion without resistance by the patient.
Answered on Jul 26, 2012
Dr. Ernesto Pretto jr. answered
44 years experience Anesthesiology
Dislocated Shoulder: Anesthesia may be required to reposition a dislocated shoulder because there is some discomfort associated with the procedure, especially in children.
Answered on Jun 8, 2013
Dr. Richard Pollard answered
30 years experience Anesthesiology
Talk to MD: The anesthetic allows the surgeon to break up adhesions in your shoulder from scar tissue that you would not permit them to do while you are awake. In this way they can greatly improve range of motion.
Answered on Jun 28, 2018
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