Central to our successful outcomes at Greater Dayton Surgery Center is our conservative approach to treatment. As with the hip and knee procedures, shoulder arthroscopy is recommended if nonsurgical treatments have not relieved your shoulder pain. Your shoulder is the most flexible joint in your body. That also makes it the most vulnerable to injury or damage.

Shoulder problems that may be remedied with arthroscopy

Most shoulder problems are the result of injury, over-use, or age-related wear and tear conditions like arthritis. Shoulder arthroscopy performed by our experienced surgeons may relieve the painful symptoms of many problems that damage the rotator cuff tendons, labrum, articular cartilage, and other soft tissues surrounding the joint.

Common arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder include rotator cuff repair, bone spur removal, labrum repair or removal, ligament repair, removal of inflamed tissue, removal of loose cartilage, and repair for a recurring shoulder dislocation. Although less common, nerve release, fracture repair and cyst excision can also be performed using an arthroscope.

Advancements in shoulder arthroscopy

As with all surgical procedures, the instrumentation being used in shoulder arthroscopy is steadily improving, including devices that help place and secure sutures like those used in rotator cuff repair.

Imaging equipment is giving surgeons progressively better real-time images to guide their procedures.

Performed since the 1970s, shoulder arthroscopy makes the diagnosis, treatment, and recovery from shoulder surgery easier and faster. If you are experiencing shoulder pain, call us at 937.535.2200.