There are many ways that can compromise the functionality of the shoulder. One of the most advanced, minimally invasive procedures to fix shoulder injuries is through the innovative technology of arthroscopy. If you are experiencing discomfort or pain in the shoulder, Mattalino Orthopaedics offers shoulder arthroscopy as a means of restoring contentedness in your daily life.
Mattalino Orthopaedics is led by Dr. Mattalino, is a renowned orthopedic surgeon who strives to improve the wellness of all of his patients. Dr. Mattalino and his expert medical 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 shoulder arthroscopy?
Arthroscopy is an advanced procedure that uses a tube with a camera on the end–called an arthroscope– to help our orthopedic experts examine, diagnose, and treat conditions associated with a joint in the shoulder. An arthroscope is able to deliver video footage from the inside of the shoulder to a larger monitor, granting our surgeons greater precision with recognizing the issue and repairing it. To learn more about this procedure, consult with our orthopedic experts today.
What can I expect during a shoulder arthroscopy?
Anesthesia will be provided to the patient to ensure comfort throughout the procedure. A small incision will be made into the shoulder where the arthroscope will be inserted. Once our orthopedic experts have identified the problem, the appropriate surgical tools will be inserted to correct the issue. The arthroscope grants high precision to help our orthopedic experts correct the source of what is causing pain or discomfort. Once the problematic source has been corrected, the incision site will be sealed.
When is shoulder arthroscopy recommended?
Shoulder arthroscopy is recommended when the pain or discomfort is not relieved with a non-surgical approach. While resting, physical therapy and medication can reduce painful symptoms, they may not be the proper treatment for more moderate to severe cases.
What can shoulder arthroscopy treat?
- Damaged or injured rotator cuff
- Extraction of bone spur
- Extraction or restoration of the labrum
- Repairing damaged ligaments
- Removing inflamed tissue
- Removing loose bodies or debris
- Repairing a dislocated shoulder
If a shoulder injury is affecting your daily life, it may be time to consider a solution. Contact us today to schedule your consultation. Our orthopedic experts can help you determine if shoulder arthroscopy may be the right procedure for you.