What is a Shoulder Arthroscopy?
Shoulder arthroscopy is surgery that uses a tiny camera called an arthroscope to examine or repair the tissues inside or around your shoulder joint. The arthroscope is inserted through a small incision (cut) in your skin.
Using arthroscopic shoulder surgery, an orthopaedic surgeon can perform a number of procedures. Such as:
- Diagnostic Arthroscopy. At the start of the procedure, your surgeon will be may to make a proper assessment of your shoulder looking for damage or abnormalities in structures such as your cartilage, labrum, tendons, muscles and bursa.
- Rotator cuff repair.
- Shoulder stabilisation.
- Joint washout.
- Capsular Release.
Also known as
- shoulder scope
- key hole surgery