A 37-year-old male asked:
Can u please describe in detail what they do when u have arthroscopic labral debridment acromioplasty synovectomy and bursectomy surgery of left shoulder?
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Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
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Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
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sports medicine 37 years experience
Shoulder details: When performing this surgery a motorized shaver with a suction device is used to remove the offending inflammatory structures; on occasion a heat thermal device is used to cauterize bleeding vessels and to debride the painful synovial and bursal tissues.
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Sports Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: The labrum is a cartilage ring that can have some tearing . Debridement just means that this is trimmed to a stable edge. Acromioplasty means that the undersurface of the acromion is removed partially(just millimeters). Synovectomy means that some inflamed tissue is removed during surgery. The bursectomy portion is the removal of the inflamed burial tissue above the rotator cuff.
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Last updated May 8, 2019
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