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Shoulder Arthroscopy in Jaipur

What Is Shoulder Arthroscopy?

Shoulder arthroscopy is commonly used to diagnose and treat shoulder pain. It’s a type of keyhole surgery, which involves using a tiny camera to look inside your shoulder joint and repair any damage. It’s performed through small cuts in your skin. You may be offered a shoulder arthroscopy if your shoulder has been damaged by an injury, arthritis or certain health conditions.

An orthopaedic surgeon will carry out your shoulder arthroscopy. This is a doctor who specialises in bone surgery. Your surgeon will carry out the procedure by inserting a special device called an arthroscope, attached to a video camera, through small cuts in your skin. Your surgeon will be able to see images from the arthroscope on a monitor.

Your surgeon may recommend an arthroscopy if you have certain shoulder problems, including:

Why Do I Need Knee Arthroscopy?

Your doctor may recommend that you undergo a knee arthroscopy if you’re experiencing knee pain. Your doctor might have already diagnosed the condition causing your pain, or they may order the arthroscopy to help find a diagnosis. In either case, an arthroscopy is a useful way for doctors to confirm the source of knee pain and treat the problem.

Arthroscopic surgery can diagnose and treat knee injuries, including:

an injury to your shoulder joint, such as rotator cuff injury

damage to your ligaments or tendons

wear and tear of your joint


You usually recover more quickly from the operation if you have an arthroscopy rather than open surgery.

Preparing for shoulder arthroscopy

Your surgeon will explain how to prepare for your procedure. If you smoke, for example, you will be asked to stop. Smoking increases your risk of getting a chest or wound infection, which can slow down your recovery. It can also make your surgery less effective and lead to complications.

Shoulder arthroscopy is usually done as a day-case procedure in a hospital. This means you have the procedure and go home on the same day.

You will usually have a shoulder arthroscopy under general anaesthesia. If you have a general anaesthetic, you’ll be asleep during the operation. Sometimes, your surgeon may use a combination of both local and general anaesthetics. Local anaesthesia completely stops you feeling any pain in your shoulder area. Occasionally, you may be able to have the whole operation under a local anaesthesia. This means you will stay awake during surgery. Your surgeon may offer you a sedative with the local anaesthetic. This relieves anxiety, makes you feel sleepy and helps you to relax during the operation.

If you're having a general anaesthetic, you’ll be asked to follow fasting instructions. This means not eating or drinking anything, usually for about six hours, before your surgery. It’s important to follow your anaesthetist’s advice.

You may be asked to wear compression stockings to help prevent blood clots forming in the veins in your legs. You may need to have an injection of an anticlotting medicine called heparin as well as, or instead of, wearing compression stockings.

Your nurse or surgeon will discuss with you what will happen before, during and after your procedure, including any pain you might have. If you’re unsure about anything, don’t be afraid to ask. No question is too small. It’s important that you feel fully informed so you feel happy to give your consent for the procedure to go ahead. You may be asked to do this by signing a consent form.

What are the alternatives to shoulder arthroscopy?

Not everyone who has a problem with their shoulder will need to have an arthroscopy. Your doctor will usually be able to diagnose your shoulder problem by examining you. You may also need to have some imaging tests, such as an X-ray, an ultrasound or an MRI scan.

The best treatment for your shoulder problem will depend on what’s caused the damage. Sometimes, your symptoms will improve on their own without treatment. Your doctor may suggest you try some self-help measures, such as doing exercises to strengthen the muscles around your shoulder. Other treatments for shoulder problems include physiotherapy and corticosteroid injections. Talk to your doctor about which treatment options are the right ones for you.

What happens during shoulder arthroscopy?

Not everyone who has a problem with their shoulder will need to have an arthroscopy. Your doctor will usually be able to diagnose your shoulder problem by examining you. You may also need to have some imaging tests, such as an X-ray, an ultrasound or an MRI scan.

The best treatment for your shoulder problem will depend on what’s caused the damage. Sometimes, your symptoms will improve on their own without treatment. Your doctor may suggest you try some self-help measures, such as doing exercises to strengthen the muscles around your shoulder. Other treatments for shoulder problems include physiotherapy and corticosteroid injections. Talk to your doctor about which treatment options are the right ones for you.



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