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When is shoulder arthroscopy indicated?
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Dr. Christopher Piller
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Christopher Piller
Dr. Christopher Piller
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Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: MRI findings
The MRI or mr arthrogram is usually done before considering performing an arthroscopy.
This will show certain pathology that may be amendable to surgical arhtroscopy. Findings include tears of the rotator cuff or tears of the labrum most commonly.

In brief: MRI findings
The MRI or mr arthrogram is usually done before considering performing an arthroscopy.
This will show certain pathology that may be amendable to surgical arhtroscopy. Findings include tears of the rotator cuff or tears of the labrum most commonly.
Dr. Mark Cantieri
Dr. Mark Cantieri
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