Arthroscopy - Shoulder (Orthopedic)
Body Area: Arms / Hands
Body Parts: Shoulder
Symptoms: Joint Pain
Arthroscopy is also known as key hole surgery due to its minimally invasive nature. A Shoulder Arthroscopy can be used to remove debris from within the shoulder such as a bone fragment, and also be used to repair rotator cuff tears. Acromioclavicular joint arthritis, frozen shoulders, and bicep tendonitis can also be treated using Arthroscopy. Small tools and incisions are used, which can sometimes give a faster recovery to a patient than someone who undergoes open shoulder surgery. An Arthroscopy can also be used to get a better look inside the joint before a different procedure.