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Shoulder arthroscopy: Shoulder arthroscopy is minimally invasive surgery to repair the shoulder joint; a narrow lighted tube with a video camera on the end (arthroscope) and other instruments are inserted into several small keyhole incisions around the shoulder to visualize the area and help the surgeon perform the surgery.
The medical purpose of the procedure Shoulder arthroscopy may involve: To remove a loose body, foreign body, to assess labral tear, impingement syndrome, instability, acromioclavicular arthritis, infection, or a diagnostic dilemma.
These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Shoulder arthroscopy:
These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Shoulder arthroscopy:
Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Shoulder arthroscopy may include these surgeries:
The following medical specialists or professionals may be involved in the procedure:
These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Shoulder arthroscopy may include:
Possible surgical complications of Shoulder arthroscopy may include:
The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is good; however, complete recovery can take from four to six months.
Pre-surgical preparations for Shoulder arthroscopy may include: Shoulder x-rays, consider MRI, document preoperative neurovascular examination of upper extremity.
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