Arthroscopic shoulder surgery is a boon to the shoulder patients. It is a latest advancement in shoulder surgery. In this procedure a key-hole sized (<1cm ) cut is made on the shoulder and a small telescope is passed into the shoulder joint and the joint is viewed on a television screen. Various defects in the joint can be identified and treated at the same time.
What are the conditions that can be treated with key-hole surgery?
At present most of the shoulder problems can be treated with arthroscopy and only occasionally one has to undergo an open surgery. Frozen shoulder, shoulder dislocations and Rotator cuff problems etc. are some of the common conditions that can be treated efficiently with present day arthroscopic techniques.
What are the advantages of key-hole surgery over traditional surgery?
Arthroscopic surgery is a very advanced surgery and the whole joint can be checked at the same time and it is possible to correct multiple defects at one time. It causes very little pain. Patient can be discharged on the same day of surgery or the next morning after surgery. Patients can return to work at an early date.