The shoulder has three major bones, the clavicle (collarbone), the Scapula (shoulder blade) and the Humerus (long bone of the arm). It is a ball and socket joint which allows movement of arm in various directions. When either or all of these bones along with surrounding muscles, ligaments and tissues are inflamed or in pain, then shoulder treatment is required. Shoulder treatment can be categorized from shoulder arthroscopy to repair damaged cartilage/ligament or even shoulder instability to shoulder surgery which is done for more extensive damage to the joint.

Type of Treatments

Shoulder Arthroscopy

Shoulder arthroscopy is surgery that uses a tiny camera called an arthroscope to examine or repair the tissues inside or around your shoulder joint. There are multiple reasons to undergo shoulder arthroscopy that include:

  • Repair any wear and tear in the Rotator cuffs.
  • Removal of any bony growth or ‘spur’ that can cause inflammation and pain in your shoulder.
  • Repair of damaged ligaments.
  • Removal of inflamed tissue or loose cartilage.
  • Fixing recurrent shoulder dislocation and frozen shoulders.
  • Chondrolysis – damage to the cartilage of the joint surface that can lead to early progression of arthritis of the joint.

Shoulder arthroscopy provides the patients with the benefits of less pain & reduced stiffness leading to fewer complaints, more stability to the shoulder, speedy recovery and the ability to return to your regular work or sports routine.

Shoulder Surgery

The shoulder is the most complex and unstable joint due to its high flexibility and it can get injured easily. Shoulder surgery is a means of treating injured shoulders… While the Orthopedic surgeon before recommending any surgery will try a range of non-surgical treatments such as anti-inflammatory medication, ice & heat application, physical therapy, ask you to follow a list of certain dos and don’ts, etc. But surgery may be advised if:

  • There is repeated dislocation of the shoulder which wears down the bones and makes them chip away.
  • The patient experiences constant and persistent pain, even while resting.
  • There has been no improvement in the shoulder even after 6 to 12 months of non-surgical treatment.
  • There is extensive wear and tear in the cartilage or ligaments in the joint.
  • Swelling or any signs of severe infection.
  • Injury that causes deformity of the joint.
  • Partial or Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery can be advised according to the extent of damage done to the shoulder. The procedure involves removing the damaged and degenerated part of the shoulder and replacing them with artificial components, just as in other joint replacement surgeries such as hip or knee.

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