Shoulder arthroscopy is a surgical procedure in which a camera called an arthroscope, is inserted into the shoulder joint. The benefits of arthroscopy are smaller incisions, faster healing, and less scarring. Arthroscopic surgical procedures are often performed on an outpatient basis and the patient is able to return home on the same day.
Arthroscopy can be recommended for varying shoulder problems, and will be guided by your surgeon. It can be used for:
Depending on your surgery, your surgeon will guide you on the best post operative management for surgical success. Pain medications will be provided, and dressings are placed over the surgical site to cover the wounds. Swelling of the shoulder may be present after the surgery which is normal. Placing ice on the shoulder for 20 minutes, 3-4 times a day helps reduce the swelling. You can return to normal activities when your surgeon instructs, and a follow up appointment is made to monitor your progress.
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