Are you finding your performance at work or with your leisurely activities is impacted from shoulder pain? One of the causes of shoulder pain is from an impingement in the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is what keeps your arm in the socket of the shoulder. These tendons and muscles create a cover around the head of the upper arm bone and connect it with the shoulder blade. We offer arthroscopic shoulder impingement surgery as an option to correct shoulder cuff injury.
Angelo Mattalino, MD is led by Dr. Mattalino, a renowned orthopedic surgeon who strives to improve the wellness of all of his patients. Dr. Mattalino and his expert orthopedic staff welcome patients from all areas. Contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment and find out how we can restore a healthier and improved quality of living!
What is a shoulder impingement?
When you raise your arm to level with your shoulder, the space in between the rotator cuff and acromion contracts. The acromion may create friction on the tendon as well as the bursa, resulting in pain and discomfort upon shoulder movement. Pain and discomfort in the rotator cuff is a common injury among middle-aged individuals, individuals who work physical jobs, and athletes who frequently move their arms above their head. However, a shoulder impingement can arise from a minor injury.
What is arthroscopic shoulder impingement surgery?
Arthroscopy is the use of a thin tube with a video camera lens on the end which can deliver video to a large monitor. A small incision is made into the shoulder where the arthroscope is inserted. The arthroscope acts as a guide for our orthopedic experts to search out the impingement and correct it using the appropriate instruments. Once the impingement has been corrected, our orthopedic experts will evaluate the remainder of the shoulder for other sources that may be causing discomfort.
What are some benefits of arthroscopic shoulder impingement surgery?
- Arthroscopy is less invasive than open surgery for correct a shoulder impingement
- Arthroscopy risks fewer problems than open surgery to treat shoulder impingement
- Arthroscopy has a shorter recovery period as opposed to open surgery
If prolonged shoulder pain is altering your daily life, you may be experiencing a shoulder impingement. Contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment and find out if an arthroscopic shoulder impingement procedure may be right for you. We look forward to restoring a better quality of life for you!