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When is shoulder arthroscopy indicated?

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Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management 41 years experience
MRI findings: The MRI or mr arthrogram is usually done before considering performing an arthroscopy. This will show certain pathology that may be amendable to surgical arhtroscopy. Findings include tears of the rotator cuff or tears of the labrum most commonly.
Dr. Christopher Piller
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
After failed therapy: For most shoulder injuries or conditions, surgery is an option, but only after an adequate amount of time has been allowed for the condition to resolve, and conservative treatment with physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication and activity modification have been tried. However, surgery might be the best option for painful rotator cuff or cartilage tears, instability, or impingement.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What can you do before shoulder arthroscopy ?

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Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Clarification needed: Do you mean to prevent the need for surgery? Or pre-operatively? To prevent surgery I have personally used prolotherapy to help my patients avoid surgery.

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