Details shoulder arthroscopy

Written by: Dr. Jesús Alfaro Adrián
Published: | Updated: 19/02/2018
Edited by: Roser Bernés Ubasos

"Arthroscopy" is a term used to define the placement of a camera vision within a joint; in this case on the shoulder. 

Shoulder arthroscopy What is shoulder arthroscopy?

Shoulder arthroscopy is performed by one very small holes, through which we are able to see inside the joint with vivid clarity and thus work to solve most of the diseases that affect this part of the body. 

What cases is carried out?

The usefulness of arthroscopy in Traumatology in is very wide. We work cases of pain caused by problems in the joint or tendon rupture. In addition they can be solved by repeated shoulder dislocations, correct deformities or trauma injuries.


You can involve some risk?

Arthroscopy carries a small risk inherent in all types of surgery. Being minimally invasive, it involves that little risk, but decreases because there is less exposure of the part to infections or other complications. 

Should there be some recommendations before and after the intervention?

The surgeon will recommend certain instructions to follow, because each requires a different indications pathology after the operation. 

Edited by Roser Berner Ubasos.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Jesús Alfaro Adrián
Orthopaedic Surgery

Renowned specialist in Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, Dr. Alfaro Adrian Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Navarra and specialist in Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology by Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford since 1998 and a Doctor of Medicine. DPhil (Oxon) also from the University of Oxford. Throughout his career he has combined his clinical work with teaching, being a teacher in various courses and master. Author of numerous articles in national and international scope and two book chapters. Also noteworthy as professional work, the consultant for Biomet, Arthrex and S & N, in addition to various sports teams like Osasuna or cycling team Movistar. In 1998 he was awarded the 1st Prize Poster Award Biomechanics European Orthopaedic Research Society for Eörs and in 2004, received the scholarship Antoni Trias Rubies by the SECOT Foundation. He is currently Head of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery in San Miguel de Pamplona Clinic. Furthermore, it is humanitarian partner of the Vicente Ferrer Foundation.

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