Shoulder arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure which allows your surgeon to look at the joint through 3 small incisions in the skin. The joint can even be repaired at this time, if need be. During shoulder arthroscopy, your surgeon will insert a small camera into the shoulder joint to display pictures and help to guide your surgeon through surgery. Arthroscopy is generally less painful and requires less recovery time.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
COAST Orthopedics promotes the use of Minimally Invasive Surgical (MIS) procedures using state-of-the art minimally invasive techniques and instrumentation that decreases the recovery time for most patients. The surgical incisions are considerably smaller than traditional surgery and less damaging to the soft tissues, resulting in quicker healing and less recovery time.
The benefits of MIS include:
Smaller incision and smaller scar
Less damage to the surrounding tissues
Less blood loss
Less post-operative pain
After non-surgical options have failed to treat an injury or condition, your physician may decide shoulder arthroscopy is an option. Common shoulder arthroscopy procedures include:
Rotator cuff repair
Bone spur removal
Repair of ligaments
Repair for recurrent shoulder dislocation
Removal of inflamed tissue or loose cartilage
Removal or repair of the labrum
Contact COAST Orthopedics today. Dr. Jeffrey Colbert can evaluate and help plan effective treatment for occasional or chronic pain. If pain is a persistent or long-lasting problem in your everyday life, you shouldn’t wait a minute longer. Call today 310-421-2111.