Maintaining a healthy shoulder joint is crucial if you want to move your arm without pain. While the shoulder is the most flexible joint in the body, it is also very susceptible to injury. One small problem with one of the three bones in the shoulder joint will drastically limit your arm movement while also causing a lot of pain. If you are currently experiencing a lot of pain in your shoulder, then you should learn more information about shoulder arthroscopy.
A shoulder arthroscopy is a surgical procedure designed to repair several common issues in the shoulder joint with an arthroscope. Performing the surgery in this manner will provide a shorter recovery period and less scarring than any other shoulder repair procedure. A shoulder arthroscopy can help almost everyone suffering from shoulder instability, stiffness, frozen shoulder, arthritis, an impingement or a torn rotator cuff. The doctor will examine your shoulder and discuss your symptoms during the consultation appointment. If your problem can be healed with a shoulder arthroscopy procedure, then the surgery can be scheduled for a future date.
During this procedure, the arthroscope will be inserted into an area to let the doctor examine the insider of your shoulder joint. Once the problem has been diagnosed, the surgeon will insert the surgical tools in order to perform the necessary repairs. These tools are used to fix your damaged shoulder.
It will take some time for any discomfort and swelling to subside after your procedure. Make sure to follow our team’s instructions regarding healing for optimal results. A follow-up appointment will likely be scheduled in the weeks after your shoulder arthroscopy procedure. The doctor will examine your recovery progress. A rehabilitation program may also be set up for you in order to fully restore your shoulder. If you follow all of the instructions of our doctor while recovering, then your shoulder should remain completely repaired and pain-free the rest of your life, so long as no other injuries occur.