What is Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery ?

Arthroscopic shoulder surgery is a minimally invasive surgery that uses a tiny camera called an arthroscope to diagnose and repair the tissues inside and around your shoulder joint. In this procedure, regional nerve blocks are given to numb the pain. A fluid will be injected into the shoulder to inflate the joint. Then, small punctures are made in your shoulder for the arthroscope. Fluid flows through the arthroscope to keep the view clear and control any bleeding. Images are displayed on the video screen which lets your surgeon know about the damage. Once the problem is identified, separate incisions are made and small instruments are inserted to repair it. Finally, the surgeon will close the incisions with stitches and cover them with a large and soft bandage.

You will be admitted to the hospital and you shall undergo medical investigations required prior to surgery. Investigation reports are evaluated and you are explained about the procedure. Pre-anesthetic check-up (PAC) is conducted and your consent for the procedure is taken.

You would be moved to OT. You would undergo spinal anesthesia and surgery will then be performed. After the surgery, you will be shifted to a normal hospital room. Pain medications would be started. You may have an X-Ray of the operated joint.

You would wear a shoulder immobilizer and undergo cold therapy unit on the shoulder. Our rehabilitation team would help you in getting mobilized.

You will get out of bed with walker or cane and perform post-operative exercises. You will be discharged with follow up instructions on medications and physiotherapy.

In the follow-up visit, the doctor will see the healing process. When the knee has healed, physical therapies will be suggested to improve your mobility. You will also be able to perform normal activities.