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.
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:
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.
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: