Details shoulder arthroscopy

Written by: Dr. Jesús Alfaro Adrián
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

Prestigious specialist in Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, Dr. Alfaro Adrián has a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Navarra and a Specialist in Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology from Nuffield Orthopedic Center, Oxford. Among his academic achievements, he is also Doctor in Medicine DPhil (Oxon) by the University of Oxford. Throughout his career he has combined his care work with teaching, being a teacher in different courses and masters. In turn, he has also authored numerous national and international articles and two book chapters. He also stands out as a professional, consultant for Biomet, Arthrex and S & N, in addition to working in different sports teams such as CA Osasuna or the Movistar cycling team. In 1998 he was awarded the 1st Poster Award Biomechanics European Orthopedic Research Society by the EORS and in 2004, he received the Antoni Trias Rubies Scholarship from the SECOT Foundation. He is currently Head of Service in Traumatology and Orthopedic Surgery at the San Miguel Clinic in Pamplona. In addition, he is a humanitarian collaborator of the Vicente Ferrer Foundation.

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