Injury, overuse and age-related wear and tear are responsible for most shoulder problems. Shoulder arthroscopy may relieve painful symptoms of many problems that involve damage to the rotator cuff tendons, labrum, articular cartilage, and other soft tissues surrounding the shoulder joint. If you have a painful shoulder condition that does not respond to nonsurgical treatment such as rest, physical therapy, and medications or injections that can reduce inflammation, arthroscopy may be the answer. Your highly qualified physician at Guilford Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center will help determine the best course of action for your shoulder pain.
Common shoulder arthroscopic procedures include:
- Rotator cuff repair
- Bone spur removal
- Repair of labral tears
- Repair of ligaments
- Removal of inflamed tissue or loose cartilage
- Repair for recurrent shoulder dislocation
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