By Medicover Hospitals / 16 March 2022

Shoulder Arthroscopy| Advantages| procedures| Conditions| Frequently Asked Questions

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Overview

  • Shoulder arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgery used to diagnose and treat problems with the shoulder. Arthroscopy may be required if you have rotator cuff tears or shoulder impingement. Minimally invasive surgery necessitates smaller incisions than traditional surgery. Every incision is roughly the size of a keyhole.
  • Through a small incision in your skin, your surgeon inserts a small camera called an arthroscope. This camera records images of your shoulder joint and displays them on a video screen. These images are examined by your provider in order to determine the cause of your injury. If you require a shoulder repair, the provider will use miniature surgical instruments to restore the mobility of your shoulder.
  • Advantages of Shoulder Arthroscopy

  • Shoulder arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that repairs the tissues inside or around your shoulder joint and is a much-preferred mode of shoulder repair these days. The following are the advantages of shoulder arthroscopy over traditional open surgery:
    • Smaller incisions hence reduced risks and complications.
    • There is very little soft tissue trauma
    • Less postoperative pain
    • Healing time is shorter
    • Reduced infection rate

    Conditions treated by arthroscopic shoulder surgery

  • Shoulder arthroscopy can be used to remove inflamed tissue and can help with many other medical conditions related to the shoulder. It can also be used for the treatment of a variety of injuries, including
    • Injuries of the biceps tendon
    • Spurs of bone
    • Frozen shoulder
    • Tears in the labrum, as well as injuries to the tissue surrounding the shoulder socket
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Tears in the rotator cuff
    • Tendinitis of the rotator cuff.
    • Impingement syndrome of the shoulder
    • Shoulder instability due to loose or dislocated shoulder

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    Arthroscopic shoulder procedures at Medicover Hospitals

    Arthroscopic bankart for recurrent dislocation shoulder

  • Arthroscopic Bankart repair is a safe and effective treatment option for patients with recurrent traumatic shoulder dislocation who have anterior glenohumeral instability.
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

  • Arthroscopic repair is the least invasive method for repairing a torn rotator cuff and is usually performed as an outpatient procedure. There are several arthroscopic techniques available for repairing a torn rotator cuff.
  • Total shoulder replacement

  • Total shoulder replacement, also known as total shoulder arthroplasty, is the surgical removal of portions of the shoulder joint and replacement with artificial implants to relieve pain and restore range of motion and rotation. It has a high success rate in treating severe pain and stiffness caused by end-stage arthritis.
  • Reverse shoulder replacement

  • The normal ball-and-socket structure is reversed in a reverse shoulder replacement. A man-made ball is attached to the shoulder blade. The top of the arm bone is fitted with an artificial socket. Typically, the large deltoid muscle that covers the shoulder can move the arm.
  • Best tools and technologies for arthroscopy shoulder procedures at Medicover Hospitals

  • The Orthopaedics Department at Medicover Hospitals provides high-quality, personalised care for every orthopaedic condition using the latest treatment and surgical techniques.
  • For Performing Complex Surgeries, we are fully equipped with the latest technologies for treating procedures such as Robotic Assisted Joint Replacement, high definition cameras, computer navigation systems, Advanced Arthroscopic Equipment for technically challenging Procedures, Mobile C-arm fluoroscopic X-ray Systems, 24-hour trauma surgery, etc.
  • Best arthroscopic surgeons in India

  • Medicover Hospitals has renowned arthroscopic surgeons in India with vast experience and a number of success stories to their credit in the field of orthopedic surgery. Our doctors treat a wide range of orthopedic conditions with successful outcomes.
  • Frequently Asked Questions:

    No, arthroscopic shoulder procedure and shoulder operation are not the same. The primary distinction between minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery and traditional open surgery is the size of the incision used to repair the patient's joint. In comparison to open surgeries, arthroscopic surgeries have a lower infection risk and a shorter recovery time. Shoulder arthroscopy is also less prone to causing joint stiffness and pain than open surgery. Previously, the only method doctors used was an open approach.

    Patients who suffer from shoulder pain or have limited shoulder function may benefit from arthroscopic shoulder surgery. Most people who have suffered a shoulder injury and have not found relief through nonsurgical treatments may benefit from a minimally invasive surgical procedure.

    Simple knee arthroscopic debridement, arthroscopic cartilage reconstruction, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, and meniscus repair are all common arthroscopic procedures to ensure a safe and smooth case.

    In general, you will be asked to quit eating or drinking anything for several hours before the surgery. Avoiding food and drinks before surgery can protect you from dangerous complications during the procedure, particularly those caused by anesthesia.

    • Get a medical examination, blood testing, and urine analysis to rule out any potential problems.
    • Certain medications, such as blood thinners, should be adjusted.
    • Control any health issues, such as diabetes or high blood pressure.

    During the first six weeks after the surgery, you should avoid reaching, lifting, pushing, or pulling with your shoulder. You should not use the operative arm to reach behind your back. You can take your arm out of the sling several times a day to bend and straighten your elbow and move your fingers.

    Not immediately! However, regular mild exercises to restore motion and flexibility to your shoulder, as well as a gradual return to your daily activities, is vital for full recovery after shoulder surgery. Follow your doctor’s instructions on this.

    Recovery can take anywhere from one to six months. For the first week, you will most likely need to wear a sling. If you had a lot of repairs done, you may have to wear the sling for a longer period of time. You can take pain medication to alleviate your discomfort.

    You can visit your Arthroscopic doctor once a week or as advised by your doctor after your surgery. Immediately consult your doctor if you experience any kind of pain or discomfort.

    The cost of such surgeries varies from city to city and hospital to hospital. It also depends on the severity of your condition. Enquire about the shoulder surgery package before you finalise one.

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