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

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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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