Shoulder Arthroscopy

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.
  • Acromioplasty.

Also known as

  • shoulder scope
  • key hole surgery

shoulder impingement



18 April, 2014