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What are the risks associated with arthroscopic shoulder surgery?

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Dr. Paul Grutter
Orthopedic Surgery
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Risks of shoulder surgery include but are not limited to: incomplete relief of pain, incomplete return of function, infections, stiffness, crps, nerve injury: axillary nerve, brachial plexus, fluid extravasation, chondrolysis, hematoma, chondral injury / arthritis, dvt/pe.

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Risks of shoulder surgery include but are not limited to: incomplete relief of pain, incomplete return of function, infections, stiffness, crps, nerve injury: axillary nerve, brachial plexus, fluid extravasation, chondrolysis, hematoma, chondral injury / arthritis, dvt/pe.
Dr. Paul Grutter
Dr. Paul Grutter
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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Fairly Safe

General and regional anesthesia reactions, which are rare.
Infections are extremely rare. Nerve injuries about the shoulder are rare. Persistent pain, stiffness and weakness are the most common. Therapy is a must after surgery to reduce these more common risks.

In brief: Fairly Safe

General and regional anesthesia reactions, which are rare.
Infections are extremely rare. Nerve injuries about the shoulder are rare. Persistent pain, stiffness and weakness are the most common. Therapy is a must after surgery to reduce these more common risks.
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
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