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

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

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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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How common is infection with shoulder arthroscopy?

How common is infection with shoulder arthroscopy?

Rare but known risk.: Infection after shoulder arthroscopy is a rare problem, but is seen enough to have established treatment protocols. Propionibacterium acne is the typical culprit in these infections. Iv antibiotics are given initially and surgical lavage may be needed. Once culture results have been obtained, antibiotics can be customized to more effectively treat the infection. ...Read more

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Known hi grade partial distal supraspinatus tear poss labrum tear having pain above scapula & very tender to touch what could it be? Pending shoulder arthroscopy if don't have will it get worse?

Known hi grade partial distal supraspinatus tear poss labrum tear having pain above scapula & very tender to touch what could it be? Pending shoulder arthroscopy if don't have will it get worse?

Scapulothoracic bur: Sometimes when patients have rotator cuff pathology, the dynamics of the shoulder can be thrown off. This leads to abnormal use of the peri scapular muscles which would cause pain in the area of the shoulder blade. ...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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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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8 days after shoulder arthroscopy,hard lump next to main incision,tender to touch,burning pain even without touch.Normal?What is it? Should I worry?

8 days after shoulder arthroscopy,hard lump next to main incision,tender to touch,burning pain even without touch.Normal?What is it? Should I worry?

Suture abscess: This could be a suture dissolving or this could be a suture abscess (infected suture) the latter sounds more likely give the description, please call your orthopedist, inform them and ask for a follow up appointment. ...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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I'm getting a key hole surgery (shoulder arthroscopy) this saturday. Very scared of anestheisa.?

From experience: The best anesthesia 4 shoulder is a scalene nerve block ; sedation with drugs that do not put u to sleep, but they with pain medication given keep u unaware of anything going on, ; last 8-12 hrs or more. ...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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How do I know if my injury really warrants a shoulder arthroscopy?

Depends: It really depends on the exact diagnosis and prognosis. If you have any hesitation regarding a recommendation we always recommend getting a second opinion with a shoulder specialist. Learn more here: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulder-specialist.Htm. ...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. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more