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What are the chances of getting a joint infection after a shoulder arthroscopy?

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Dr. G Jason Hunt
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Rare: Deep infection after arthroscopic or mini-open shoulder surgery is rare, with rates reported between 0.16% and 1.9%.
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Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 34 years experience
Rare: Infections after this type of surgery is rare. Nonetheless you need to ask your surgeon his rate of infection as well as the hospital's rate as well.
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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Infextion: The rate of infection after shoulder arthroscopy is very low around 0.1%. It may be a little higher with a patient that has diabetes.
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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Low risk: Infection risk with shoulder arthroscopy is around 1 in 1000. Very low, unless you are the 1.
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Last updated Mar 13, 2020

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