A 33-year-old member asked:
is shoulder manipulation under anesthesia effective?
5 doctor answers
Dr. Jack Choueka answered
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes : For patients with frozen shoulders who have failed all other treatments, manipulation under anesthesia with or without arthroscopy is effective in regaining shoulder motion. Must be done carefully because of the risk of fracturing the bone. Also immediate and sustained therapy is required to maintain the motion after the manipulation.
Answered on Mar 11, 2016
Dr. Rita Agarwal answered
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Depends: On the chiropractor or osteopath and their experience. The potential for injury is much greater when doing any kind of manipulation under anesthesia, so you need to have someone experienced.
Answered on Oct 26, 2016
Dr. Edwin Perez answered
19 years experience Anesthesiology
Shoulder: 50/50 shot of getting better.
Answered on Dec 23, 2012
Dr. Ronald Achong answered
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: This is a great way to manipulate the shoulder pain free and comfortably. However, it is important to know why the shoulder is being manipulated? What problem is present. Consult with your doctor.
Answered on Jan 7, 2018
Dr. Richard Pollard answered
30 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: 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 Apr 24, 2015
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