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Arthroscopic (Closed) Shoulder Surgeries

Shoulder arthroscopy refers to closed shoulder surgeries performed through arthroscopic means as an alternative to open surgeries.

Shoulder Pain and Arthroscopic Shoulder Treatments

Shoulder pain can result from diseases such as calcific tendinitis or rheumatoid arthritis in the joint, or tears in tendons or muscles. Shoulder arthroscopy is a highly effective method for relieving such pain.

What is Shoulder Arthroscopy?

Closed shoulder arthroscopy is a cutting-edge minimally invasive surgical technique used to diagnose and treat conditions causing pain and harm to the shoulder joint and its surrounding tissues.

In Which Situations Is Shoulder Arthroscopy Used?

The primary approach in the treatment of patients who apply to an orthopedist with complaints such as pain and swelling in the shoulder, decrease in shoulder opening movement, difficulty and weakness in raising the arms, and noise in the joints is to seek help from physical therapy and rehabilitation practices supported by the use of drugs.

Shoulder arthroscopy can be preferred in the treatment of the following shoulder injuries that do not heal with physical therapy and medication:

  • Rotator cuff tear

  • Labrum tear

  • Shoulder impingement syndrome

  • Muscle tears in the shoulder

  • loose capsule syndrome

  • Arthritis in cartilage tissues

  • Habitual shoulder dislocation

  • Calcific tendinitis pain

  • Removal of cysts and tumors

How Is Arthroscopic Closed Shoulder Surgery Performed?

Shoulder arthroscopy surgeries are performed under local anesthesia. The area is sterilized and anesthetized, and a fluid injection is made to allow the camera to have a clear view. The arthroscope, inserted through a small incision, is used to diagnose the cause of pain and/or mobility issues such as deformity, tissue tears, or inflammation. The problematic tissue in the shoulder is then repaired or reconstructed through one or two additional small incisions made at the necessary locations.

After Closed Shoulder Surgery

Closed surgical procedures utilizing medical imaging technology are increasingly replacing traditional open surgeries. These minimally invasive closed surgeries, performed with small incisions, reduce surgical trauma as they do not require the opening of skin and soft tissues. This results in a quicker and smoother recovery process.

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