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Shoulder Arthroscopy

Shoulder Arthroscopy

Shoulder Arthroscopy: A Closer Look

In a shoulder arthroscopy, your doctor makes small incisions around your shoulder. He or she then inserts a small camera and miniature instruments through the incisions. This allows your doctor to assess the structures in the shoulder. They will then assess the damage of the structures, cleaning up frayed edges or repairing torn tissues.


If your orthopedic surgeon has determined that you would benefit from shoulder arthroscopy it is important to be aware of typical pre-operative and post-operative instructions. Please speak with your surgeon’s nurse specifically if you have any questions regarding these instructions.



For specific instructions from your surgeon, please visit the post operative page.




Other helpful links regarding shoulder arthroscopy:

Shoulder arthroscopy conditions treated   (en Español)

Shoulder arthroscopy to treat shoulder impingement   (enEspañol)

After shoulder arthroscopy   (en Español)

General Discharge instructions after shoulder arthroscopy



Information on shoulder arthroscopy in Spanish:,S,82852