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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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Arthroscopic Surgery (Definition)

Arthroscopic surgery involves looking inside of a joint with a very small camera. The joint is filled with water and the camera is placed into the joint, using small incisions. Most orthopaedic surgeons utilize arthroscopic surgery to treat a variety of conditions, including: meniscal and rotator cuff years, joint infections and inflammation, removal of loose ...Read more


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What kinds of doctors perform a shoulder arthroscopy?

What kinds of doctors perform a  shoulder arthroscopy?

Orthopaedic surgeons: Orthopaedic surgeons treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. When the shoulder is affected, arthroscopy is a common operative solution. Physical therapy, nsaid's, and oral/injectable steroids are the initial treatments for many shoulder problems. If non-operative management fails, arthroscopic surgery is the next step. May sure your orthopaedic surgeon is board certified. ...Read more

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After a shoulder arthroscopy I notice a weird pop sound?

After a  shoulder arthroscopy I notice a weird pop sound?

Edema: After the scope there will be some swelling. As a result popping, snapping or clicking may be present. As time passes this will resolve. ...Read more

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What type of anesthesia is done for shoulder arthroscopy?

General or regional: Shoulder arthroscopy may be done under general anesthesia, meaning that you would be completely asleep. It can also be done with nerve block (interscalene), where local anesthesia numbs the shoulder and sedation is given to help the patient relax and doze off during the procedure. Both are safe in experienced hands, but have different risks and benefits. Discuss with your anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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What is the suturing technique used for shoulder arthroscopy?

What is the suturing technique used for shoulder arthroscopy?

Knots vs knot-less: To fix a rotator cuff tear arthroscopically, you have to do 3 things. 1: identify the torn cuff. 2: mobilize the torn cuff toinge bone. 3: secure the torn tendon to the bone. Arthroscopic suture techniques are used to complete part 3. Suture, with or with-out an anchor, is placed into the rotator cuff. Sometimes the sutures are tied to a bone anchor (knot) or impacted into bone (knot-less). ...Read more

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Will I be ok by myself the day after shoulder arthroscopy surgery?

Will I be ok by myself the day after shoulder arthroscopy surgery?

Could be: Depends on how you function with your arm in a sling. You can give it a trial run before surgery. Any question best to have someone to call in case of emergency. ...Read more

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I had shoulder arthroscopy a week ago and my incisions itch. Anything i can do?

Keep clean: Shower using soap ; water, no bath tub. Also putting rubbing alcohol on them can help. Leave open 2 the air also. Those r my instructions but check with ur surgeon 2 get the ok. ...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?

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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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


Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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Shoulder Arthroscopy (Definition)

Evaluation and treatment of the shoulder joint and structures by means of ...Read more