Shoulder arthroscopy in Entrapment Syndrome

Written by: Dr. José Félix López Martín
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Entrapment Syndrome shoulder, say the experts Traumatology , is produced by the compression of the tendons of the shoulder against the acromion, a bony prominence shoulder. Some of the causes that are causing the local arthritis, inflammation of tendons or repeated overexertion.

radiography shoulder tendinitis The patient usually suffers pain when lifts and / or rotates the shoulder (combing, fastening bra, putting on a jacket, catch weight), and also at night, a fact that prevents sleep and produces a worsening of symptoms.


What is arthroscopy?

Shoulder arthroscopy is a minimally invasive technique whereby, through two holes of 0.5 cm., A camera locating the affected area and a milling destroys inflammation and fibrosis that causes pain is introduced. Thus bone part that causes compression of the tendon is removed.

Shoulder arthroscopy can be performed in outpatient and typically takes 30 to 60 minutes.

With this simple technique is achieved not only relieve pain but also prevents the shoulder tendons suffer a chronic inflammation which may cause breakage.


Treatment of shoulder arthroscopy

After making a good diagnosis, initial treatment for shoulder arthroscopy is cold and local anti-inflammatory action and physiotherapy. In cases where the pain does not subside the treatment of choice is the decompression by arthroscopy.


Postoperative shoulder arthroscopy

Postoperative shoulder arthroscopy is simple: a simple sling. In addition, an immediate restoration with simple exercises is recommended to avoid rigidities. During the duration, you have to avoid exertion.

A 3-4 days after surgery: patients may notice improvement of your complaints, mainly nocturnal pain.

After a period of 2 weeks: a physiotherapy program intended to gain strength starts.

At 4-6 weeks: the patient may be reinstated in his job / sporting life before.


Advantages of shoulder arthroscopy

  • Avoid pain.
  • Regain normal mobility of the shoulder joint through small incisions.
  • Convalescence cut over other traditional for techniques.

Moreover, the risks in shoulder arthroscopy are anesthetics that exist in any other operation. Of course, the risk of bleeding and infection is much lower.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. José Félix López Martín
Orthopaedic Surgery

The renowned orthopedist Dr. Lopez Martin is specialist in Sports Medicine with over 15 years experience.

He is also expert in both shoulder arthroscopy and knee cruciate ligament repair, repair of supraspinatus tendon and recurrent dislocation of the shoulder, foot surgery, knee replacement and regenerative traumatology.

He is deputy medical trauma and orthopedic surgery as well as bank responsible bones and bone grafting at the University Hospital Infanta Cristina de Madrid since 2008.

He has completed advanced courses in different parts of the world such as San Diego, Paris and Amsterdam.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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