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Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery

Severe injuries and pain conditions that affect the shoulder joints may require surgery. From rotator cuff and labrum tears to bone spurs and loose bodies in the shoulder joint, there are times when conservative treatments are not enough to resolve shoulder pain or immobility. Arthroscopic shoulder surgery is a less invasive procedure that can be used for many shoulder conditions. At Jonathan L. Glashow, MD orthopedic surgery and sports injury center, we offer arthroscopic surgery for shoulder conditions at our facility in the Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and Miami, FL, area.

Shoulder damage can restrict mobility of the arm and hand and cause intense pain. The bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves and other tissue within the joints can require surgical repair to relieve pain and improve function. There are opportunities when arthroscopic surgery is used to repair a shoulder injury or condition.

Arthroscopic surgery uses small incisions to access the damaged tissues within the shoulder. An arthroscope is used, which includes a small tube that is inserted into the surgical area that contains a mini video camera. The images from inside the shoulder are sent to a monitor where the orthopedic surgeon can clearly see the targeted tissues. Through another tiny incision, specialized surgical instruments can access the shoulder tissues and perform repairs.

Minimally Invasive Shoulder Surgery

Arthroscopic shoulder surgery is less invasive and has fewer risks for the patient than open surgery. There is less damage to the muscles and surrounding tissues, allowing for quicker recovery and less pain for the patient. Many shoulder injuries and conditions can qualify for arthroscopic surgery. Some of the most common procedures completed with this method at Jonathan L. Glashow, MD orthopedic surgery center include:

  • Rotator cuff repairs
  • Torn labrum repairs
  • Shoulder stabilization after dislocation
  • Loose bodies and bone spur removal
  • Torn bicep tendons or muscles

If you have a shoulder injury that is not responding to conservative treatments, surgery may be the best option. Arthroscopic shoulder surgery may be available for your procedure. To discuss your shoulder treatment with an orthopedic specialist, contact our center in the Miami, FL, area.

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