When conservative treatment such as medication and therapy fails to relieve pain and disability, should arthroscopy is the best option. This procedure is performed while the patient is under anesthesia. Your orthopedic surgeon will view images captured by a tiny camera in the arthroscope. Then, surgical instruments are inserted into the joint through small holes to remove and repair any damage to the shoulder joint.
Arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder is used to treat rotator cuff and labral injuries in the shoulder. Shoulder arthroscopy is better than open surgery due to a variety of reasons including less pain, fewer complications, shorter hospital stay, and faster recovery.
To learn more about arthroscopic shoulder surgery, contact Dr. Jay Deimel to schedule an appointment.