Arthroscopy is a procedure for diagnosing and treating patient through a narrow tube attached to fibro optic video camera through the small cut in your skin. Arthroscopic shoulder surgery is a process where the video camera is inserted and inspects all the tissues of your shoulder joint and the area above the joint. These tissues include the cartilage, bones, tendons and ligaments.
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and their tendons that form a cuff over the shoulder joint. These muscles and tendons hold the arm in the shoulder joint. This also helps the shoulder move in different directions. The tendons in the rotator cuff can tear when they are overused or injured. Feeling pain in your shoulder when you lift your arm over your head means you have a problem with your rotator cuff. Rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons which are attached to the bones of your shoulder joint. The group of muscles and tendons allows your shoulder to move and keep it stable.
Pain in your rotator cuff area which usually means that you may have rotator cuff tendinitis, or inflammation of these tendons and inflammation of the bursa, rotator cuff tear. Sleeping on the same arm each night can also cause this problem. Rotator cuff tendinitis may be due to overusing of the same arm for the long time in the same position, such as doing computer work, weightlifting, jerking motion when trying to lift something.
Arthroscopic shoulder surgery is done in Mumbai and arthroscopic specialists are available in Mumbai. The arthroscopic specialist inserts other instruments through the small incision done in your skin with General Anesthesia. A tear in a muscle, tendon or cartilage is fixed with the surgery and the damaged tissue is removed.
The arthroscopy specialist in Mumbai performs one or more of these procedures during the surgery. They are as follow:
- Rotator Cuff repair
- Surgery for impingement syndrome
- Surgery for shoulder instability
- Rotator cuff tendinitis
- Bicep’s tendon injuries
- Bone spur
- Frozen shoulder
- Labrum tears
At the end of the surgery the cuts (incision) will be closed with stitches and covered with a dressing. The arthroscopic specialist in Mumbai takes pictures from the video monitor during the process to show you what they found during the surgery and all the repairs in the shoulder they made. If the repair is not done with arthroscopic surgery, then the surgeon may need to do open surgery for the shoulder if there is a lot of damage. So, the surgeon can directly get to your bones and tissues.
Shoulder arthroscopy is the second most common orthopedic surgery after knee arthroscopy which is performed by knee surgeons at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai. Rotator cuff surgery is one of the most common types of shoulder arthroscopy done in Mumbai.
Shoulder arthroscopy is the procedure where the patient can go home on the same day. The entire process takes less than one hour. Before performing the arthroscopic surgery, all medical tests are to be done
- Blood test
- Chest X-Ray
Advantage of arthroscopic shoulder surgery is that it can be performed by just a small incision instead of open surgery with a large incision and therefore it has less risk of infection and fast recovery time.