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After a shoulder arthroscopy I notice a weird pop sound?
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Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Dr. Mark Cantieri
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Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Recent Surgery?
If you just had surgery and are in the early recovery phase this can be entirely normal.
We worry more about new squeaking or grinding especially if there has been some recurrent injury. Learn more here: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulderpain/2010/shoulder-surgery/shoulder-surgery-complications-an-ounce-of-prevention.

In brief: Recent Surgery?
If you just had surgery and are in the early recovery phase this can be entirely normal.
We worry more about new squeaking or grinding especially if there has been some recurrent injury. Learn more here: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulderpain/2010/shoulder-surgery/shoulder-surgery-complications-an-ounce-of-prevention.
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
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Dr. Allen Lu
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Air
An arthroscopy introduces a good amount of air and fluid into the surrounding tissues and joint.
Motion around the joint after surgery cause the air bubbles and fluid to shift around, causing a squishing popping crackling sensation along with very interesting sounds. These will all resolve as the body absorbs the air after surgery. Nothing to worry about!

In brief: Air
An arthroscopy introduces a good amount of air and fluid into the surrounding tissues and joint.
Motion around the joint after surgery cause the air bubbles and fluid to shift around, causing a squishing popping crackling sensation along with very interesting sounds. These will all resolve as the body absorbs the air after surgery. Nothing to worry about!
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu
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