Orthopedic surgery of this type is perform to examine or repair the tissue inside or around the shoulder joint.
Pre-surgery tests required are few. If you suffer from a particular condition, related tests must be performed.
Shoulder arthroscopy allows the physician to visualize, through small incisions, two anatomical areas: the joint itself and the subacromial space.
Procedure – This type of orthopedic surgery follows a procedure that uses a camera called arthroscopy, inserted in the body through a small incision. If the doctor has to repair a joint, he will also use small surgical instruments.
Hospitalization – Shoulder arthroscopy does not need you to stay at the hospital.
Time – Shoulder arthroscopy takes around 2 hours and does not requires you to stay more than 23 hours in the hospital.