Procedure for Shoulder Arthroscopy
Inserts the arthroscope into your shoulder through a small incision. The scope is connected to a video monitor in the operating room. Inspects all the tissues of your shoulder joint and the area above the joint. These tissues include the cartilage, bones, tendons, and ligaments. Repairs any damaged tissues. To do this, your surgeon makes 1 to 3 more small incisions and inserts other instruments through them. A tear in a muscle, tendon, or cartilage is fixed. Any damaged tissue is removed.