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Can u please describe in detail what they do when u have arthroscopic labral debridment acromioplasty synovectomy and bursectomy surgery of left shoulder?

Can u please describe in detail what they do when u have arthroscopic labral debridment acromioplasty synovectomy and bursectomy surgery of left shoulder?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Arthroscopy (Definition)

Arthroscopy is minimally invasive joint surgery, commonly used for the knee & shoulder, but also for the ankle, hip, wrist, elbow and other joints. A camera with a fiber optic cable is attached to a video screen placed thru a 1 cm incision and other instruments are introduced thru other small incisions to do the work required. The small incisions allow for quicker ...Read more


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What does postoperative changes secondary to distal clavicle excision&acromioplasty , otherwise negative shoulder mean? Is my rotator torn?

What does postoperative changes secondary to distal clavicle excision&acromioplasty , otherwise negative shoulder mean? Is my rotator torn?

No.: It means the radiologist saw changes in your x-rays that are consistent with the surgery they performed on you. If you did not have any surgery, than it's time to verify the reading with the doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it take to fully recover from arthroscopic acromioplasty with labral debridment surgery?

How long does it take to fully recover from arthroscopic acromioplasty with labral debridment surgery?

Shoulder: Usually 6 weeks, depends upon cuff, bone, tendon conditions preop. Also depends upon adequate motivation and exercisept postop. ...Read more

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Had shoulder acromioplasty and bursectomy 11 weeks ago have full ROM but painful wondered if it still should be so sore now?

Had shoulder acromioplasty and bursectomy 11 weeks ago have full ROM but painful wondered if it still should be so sore now?

Should be better?: Id hope that after 3 months your pain would be better perhaps you should check with your surgeon maybe youre just overdoing your exercises? ...Read more

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I had Acromioplasty and 7mm of clavicle was shaved, but still have impingement/pain. How much more clavicle be shaven off to relieve pain.Is7mm limit?

I had Acromioplasty and 7mm of clavicle was shaved, but still have impingement/pain. How much more clavicle be shaven off to relieve pain.Is7mm limit?

3mm more: The goal of a distal clavicle excision (shaving collar bone) is to remove approximately 1cm of bone. If too little bone is removed, pain may persist. If excess bone is removed, the collar bone joint (AC joint) can become unstable. In your situation, if you had 7mm of bone removed from your distal clavicle, approximately 3mm more can be removed without causing complications. ...Read more

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Acromioplasty(Nov 2015)didn't solve issues.DR said he could shave more clavicle off, but risking joint instability. Any opinions or advise, please?

Acromioplasty(Nov 2015)didn't solve issues.DR said he could shave more clavicle off, but risking joint instability. Any opinions or advise, please?

Resection: If the symptoms are related to the Ac joint, then a resection of the distal clavicle is the typical recommendation. It really comes down to the specific reason you are still having pain. ...Read more

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I had a cortisone shot in my acromioclavicular joint yesterday. It is more painful than I started with. Is it normal? Acromioplasty in Nov, 2016.

Not unusual: That is not terribly uncommon. The antiinflammatory component of the shot should start taking affect over the next 1-2 days and hopefully will provide some relief soon. I would let your doctor know. ...Read more

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I am 13 weeks post acromioplasty have very painful full ROM should i be in that much pain now? what can i do to sort this out seeing specialist 29/12

I am 13 weeks post acromioplasty have very painful full ROM should i be in that much pain now? what can i do to sort this out seeing specialist 29/12

Shoulder pain: With an isolated acromioplasty, usually you would not be in a lot of pain by 13 weeks. Many times the pain comes from inadequate rehab right after the surgery. There can also be issues with frozen shoulder. It is vital to get the shoulder moving as much as possible as soon as you can. Usually working with a physical therapist that specializes in shoulders will expedite the recovery. ...Read more

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What is shoulder arthroscopy like?

What is shoulder arthroscopy like?

It means an examina-: tion of the inside of a shoulder joint. Its done for diagnosing and treatment of shoulder problems. It requires a General Anesthetic and is done in a Hospital or a Surgery Center. Its done through small holes in the skin, called Portals, like in a Knee scope surgery. ...Read more

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When is shoulder arthroscopy indicated?

When is shoulder arthroscopy indicated?

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. ...Read more

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When is a shoulder arthroscopy necessary?

When is a shoulder arthroscopy necessary?

Depends......: Typically the decision for surgery is made by most patients when the level of pain and debility is no longer tolerable despite allowing the appropriate time for healing and also no improvement with a well designed conservative management program. Shoulder arthroscopy is only one tool available and it is always most important to establish a clear and correct diagnosis first and then the treatment. ...Read more

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What can you do before shoulder arthroscopy ?

What can you do before shoulder arthroscopy ?

Other treatment: You can try physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, or a cortisone injection depending on the reason for your pain. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about a shoulder arthroscopy?

Surgery: Shoulder arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgery done with very small incisions, through which instruments and cameras can be placed to perform procedures on the shoulder including rotator cuff repair, bone debridement/shaving, and clean up of the subacromial space. Depending on the procedure performed, you may require immobilization and/or therapy after surgery. ...Read more

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What are the alternatives to shoulder arthroscopy ?

What are the alternatives to shoulder arthroscopy ?

Shoulder Arthroscopy: It depends what the shoulder arthroscopy is treating. Some shoulder issues can be treated without surgery by doing therapy and or injections. Some shoulder surgeries are done with open incisions instead of through a scope. The advantages of arthroscopic shoulder surgery are: smaller incisions and usually a faster recovery. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for shoulder arthroscopy?

What is the recovery time for shoulder arthroscopy?

6-8 weeks: This depends on the procedures performed, but most people are able to return to most of their activities at 8 weeks. People are typically working with physical therapy for 6-8 weeks after surgery. People involved in heavy labor may take 3 months to return to work. Some people will still have gradual improvements 6-12 months after surgery. ...Read more

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How long does a shoulder arthroscopy procedure take?

How long does a shoulder arthroscopy procedure take?

It depends.: There are different types of arthroscopic shoulder procedures like subacromial decompression, labral repair, rotator cuff repair, to name a few. Most take less than an hour to an hour, but more complex procedures or procedures on patients who have a large body habitus typically take longer. ...Read more

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What are some complications of shoulder arthroscopy ?

Usually very minimal: The standard risks of any procedure are possible, such as: infection, nerve or vessel damage, and clot. These potential complications are rare and occur generally less than 1% of the time. Other procedure/disease specific complications may include persistent pain, stiffness, weakness, and a need for further surgery. Discuss your surgery thoroughly with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the typical recovery from shoulder arthroscopy?

3 months: It depends on the exact procedure performed. If something is repaired like the rotator cuff or the labrum you have to wait for this tissue to heal. This lengthens the recovery. If all that is performed is a decompression , there are no real restrictions after surgery so recovery is faster. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: shoulder arthroscopy?

Scope: Evaluation and treatment of the shoulder joint and structures by means of a joint scope (arthroscope). ...Read more

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