All you need to know about shoulder arthroscopy

Written by: Dr. Óscar Escudero González
Published: | Updated: 15/01/2019
Edited by: Noelia Pino García

Shoulder arthroscopy is a surgical technique that every day is doing more to treat most pathologies shoulder. It's a little aggressive technique and also because she gets to all parts of the same. With only three or four small incisions (less than 4 or 5 mm) is achieved a complete view of all shoulder injuries. Thus, it can solve any injury, both eventualities by previous diagnostic tests which are when performing arthroscopic surgical revision.

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Shoulder arthroscopy is indicated in most surgical shoulder injuries as injuries sleeve shoulder instabilities, PLB or other injuries.

In fact, it is easier to say that pathology is not indicated: shoulder prosthesis and shoulder fracture. Still, even you are used shoulder arthroscopy to treat some fractures in order to get a better result.

Before undergoing shoulder arthroscopy should have no prior care. However, it is advisable to have the maximum range of motion of the shoulder in order to have a better recovery.


Shoulder arthroscopy: Complications

Like any surgical technique, shoulder arthroscopy carries risks. These are lower than with other surgeries since mini-incisions to perform minor bleeding and using saline to achieve them, the infection rate decreases.


Shoulder arthroscopy: recovery

Specialists in Traumatology say postoperative care are minimal because the wounds are small. Cures be performed during the first three days and then the stitches are removed.

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By Dr. Óscar Escudero González
Orthopaedic Surgery

Renowned specialist in Traumatology, Dr. Escudero González is an expert in arthroscopy at the Teknon Medical Center, with special emphasis on shoulder treatment. Throughout his professional career, he has combined clinical practice in prestigious medical and hospital centers with teaching, working as a collaborating teacher in the Postgraduate Program: fellowship in Arthroscopic Surgery at the University of Barcelona and offering various courses on his specialty. He is the author of numerous publications and a regular assistant to courses and conferences.

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