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Shoulder Injury - Orthopaedics SA

Shoulder Arthroscopy

A shoulder arthroscopy allows your surgeon to look inside your shoulder joint and perform a number of procedures using small instruments guided through tiny incisions made in the skin.

A small camera is inserted which relays pictures inside your joint back to a television in the operating theatre. Your surgeon is able to use specialised instruments to smooth rough surfaces, remove damaged tissue, cartilage or bone.

The small incisions allow surgery to be performed inside the joint with fewer traumas to the surrounding tissues. The small incisions are closed with sutures or small band aids and covered with a dressing and bandage. shoulder arthroscopy takes 1-2 hours and is most often a day procedure.

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