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What are the chances of getting a joint infection after a shoulder arthroscopy?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Steven Arbit
Dr. Steven Arbit
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Dr. G Jason Hunt
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Rare
Deep infection after arthroscopic or mini-open shoulder surgery is rare, with rates reported between 0.
16% and 1.9%.

In brief: Rare
Deep infection after arthroscopic or mini-open shoulder surgery is rare, with rates reported between 0.
16% and 1.9%.
Dr. G Jason Hunt
Dr. G Jason Hunt
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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Infextion
The rate of infection after shoulder arthroscopy is very low around 0.
1%. It may be a little higher with a patient that has diabetes.

In brief: Infextion
The rate of infection after shoulder arthroscopy is very low around 0.
1%. It may be a little higher with a patient that has diabetes.
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Dr. Gregory Harvey
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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Low risk
Infection risk with shoulder arthroscopy is around 1 in 1000.
Very low, unless you are the 1.

In brief: Low risk
Infection risk with shoulder arthroscopy is around 1 in 1000.
Very low, unless you are the 1.
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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