arthroscopic shoulder surgery

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At IBS hospital we have one of the most modern and comprehensive medical centers in the country and hosts many national clinical and academic programs and is continuing to add major research and academic capabilities. Our neurological and neurosurgical departments offer all the procedures and techniques necessary for a precise diagnosis as well as for precise guidance during brain surgery. At IBS we have neurosurgeons to treat neurological diseases which include head injury, spinal injury, brain tumors and spinal tumors. We have specialization in treating seizures or epilepsy as well as modern treatments for movement disorders like Parkinson's disease.

At IBS hospital we have one of the most modern and comprehensive medical centers in the country and hosts many national clinical and academic programs and is continuing to add major research and academic capabilities. Our neurological and neurosurgical departments offer all the procedures and techniques necessary for a precise diagnosis as well as for precise guidance during brain surgery. At IBS we have neurosurgeons to treat neurological diseases which include head injury, spinal injury, brain tumors and spinal tumors. We have specialization in treating seizures or epilepsy as well as modern treatments for movement disorders like Parkinson's disease.

Orthopedic What is Arthroscopy and how is it useful in repairing rotator cuff injuries in the shoulder?

Arthroscopic shoulder surgery is a minimally invasive surgery which is conducted to repair torn tendons in the shoulder.

How is it done?

The procedure takes around one to two hours. The procedure is conducted under general anesthesia which means you will sleep through the surgery. During the surgery an arthroscope , a thin telescope with a light source is used to magnify the structures inside the injured area of the shoulder allowing further evaluation and treatment.

Once the surgeon has evaluated the shoulder joint using the arthroscopic camera, the surgeon can introduce surgical instruments via small incisions in the skin surrounding the shoulder to clean out damaged tissue and reattach damaged tendons to the bones where they have torn off. Those individuals who undergo arthroscopic surgery can have varying diagnoses and pre-existing conditions. Therefore the surgeries vary widely and are patient specific.

Why is it done?

The procedure is conducted to get relive from relieve shoulder pain caused by torn ligaments, bone spurs, or inflammation around the rotator cuff. The above procedure was performed by Dr. Panya Wongpatimachai - more details of the procedure can be seen on the YouTube page.

Risks & complications

There are several risk and complication which are involved during arthroscopy. They include the possibility of:

  • Accidental harm to structures inside or close to the joint
  • Excessive bleeding inside the joint which can cause swelling and pain
  • Infection inside the joint
  • reaction to anesthesia
Risks can be reduced by following the surgeon's instructions before and after surgery.

Alternatives

There are always an to arthroscopic surgery. One may go for Cortisone injections and physical therapy which is often recommended. There are alternative surgical techniques known as ‘open’ and ‘mini open’ surgical repair which may be indicated in cases where arthroscopic surgery is not viable.

Candidate eligibility

The right candidates includes those individuals who are looking for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and are healthy adults with no previous surgeries or scarring in the area being treated. The final decision is always made by surgeon depending upon patient’s eligibility for the procedure after an examination and consultation with the patient

 

 

 

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