orthopedics

Arthroscopy can heal shoulder ailments

Arthroscopy is a procedure that orthopedic surgeons use to inspect, diagnose, and repair problems inside a joint.

At Signature Medical Group, our orthopedic specialists are adept at using arthroscopy. Most people are familiar with the procedure to treat cartilage or ligament damage in the knee and wrist.

Arthroscopy also is effective in dealing with shoulder issues, such as rotator cuff tendon tears, impingement syndrome, and dislocations.

As the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons explains, in shoulder arthroscopy, your surgeon inserts a small camera, called an arthroscope, into your shoulder joint. The camera displays pictures on a television screen, and your surgeon uses these images to guide miniature surgical instruments.

Because the arthroscope and surgical instruments are thin, your surgeon can use small incisions rather than a larger incision needed for standard surgery. This results in less pain, and shortens the time it takes for you to recover and return to your favorite activities.

If you’re having shoulder issues, why wait? Make an appointment today to see one of Signature Medical Group’s orthopedic specialists.