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Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery

Shoulder arthroscopy is a technique in surgery, in which a small camera is used (called arthroscope) to examine or repair tissues in or around the shoulder joint. The arthroscope is inserted through a small cut (incision) in their skin.

Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery in Bogotá

Arthroscopy is a surgical technique or procedure, used by orthopedists and trauma surgeons to inspect, diagnose and treat problems within a joint.

During surgery (arthroscopy) shoulder, your surgeon inserts a camera and lens, commonly called an arthroscope, which transmits images of the shoulder joint to a high resolution screen; which it's, allows the surgical instruments to be properly guided during the procedure.

Shoulder arthroscopy is a minimally invasive technique that allows access and treatment of many injuries and diseases of the various structures that make up this joint.. The joint is accessed by 2 O 3 small incisions less than a centimeter in size.

Arthroscopy has become the technique of choice for shoulder pathology, as difficult-to-reach shoulder structures can be addressed, allowing a complete view from the inside.

Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery in Bogotá
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery Bogotá

Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery in Colombia

Arthroscopy produces less pain and stiffness, lower percentage of complications, low probability of hospitalization and faster recovery than open surgery.

If you had arthroscopic repair, your shoulder may recover in less time if you have adequate and timely rehabilitation.

The use of shoulder arthroscopy, It is possibly the most suitable option for the treatment of traumatic or even degenerative injuries of the shoulder.

Rotator cuff repair , managing biceps injuries, repair of ligaments in instability (dislocation), among other, generally relieves pain and improves mobility, which favors the progressive recovery of strength with the help of physical therapy (rehabilitation).

What are the symptoms of a rotator cuff tear or injury?

Symptoms of rotator cuff tear or injury are as follows.

  • Immediate or sharp pain: Rotator cuff tendon injuries may be suspected, during or after a fall, when making a sudden movement (high energy) or lifting heavy objects and having severe pain in the shoulder, that can radiate to the arm and limits mobility.
  • Dull or chronic pain : in cases of rotator cuff tears that occur as a result of overuse, which are generally associated with inflammation such as bursitis and tendonitis, you may not be able to define an exact time of onset of pain. However, you may notice a dull, continuous pain in your shoulder, that increases during the night; and in the day, It is more intense when performing movements that involve raising the arm or performing physical effort .
  • Pain when lying down: In acute or chronic injuries (ancient), pain is common when lying on the affected shoulder and especially at night, even not allowing sleep.
  • Weakness and restricted range of motion: Weakness or loss of strength in the affected shoulder is another common symptom of torn rotator cuff.. Rupture in the rotator cuff tendon, can make it difficult to move the arm in different positions, like elevation, abduction (move the limb away from the body) and rotations, it is frequent, even, limitation or loss of ability to perform common activities , how to dress or comb your hair.
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery colombia

Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery

Every year, millions of people experience shoulder pain and seek help from a doctor. While many of these people have a minor problem that can be treated with rest and physical therapy, some people have a torn rotator cuff , who needs treatment from an orthopedic surgeon and trauma surgeon. Here you will find what is necessary for the treatment of this pathology.

Frequently Asked Questions about: Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery

Common Questions and Answers about Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery

Shoulder arthoscopy is recommended for acute injuries that cause rotator cuff tears. , ligamentos o labrum glenoideo, even fractures or dislocations, that usually occur from high-energy trauma. As well, recommended when non-surgical treatment does not improve symptoms. Non-surgical treatment includes rest, physical therapy and oral medications or injections (infiltrations) that can reduce inflammation and allow injured tissues to heal.

The lesions, overuse and age-related wear and tear are responsible for most shoulder problems. Shoulder arthroscopy can relieve painful symptoms of many problems that damage the rotator cuff tendons., the impeller, the articular cartilage and other soft tissues that surround the joint.

A shoulder arthroscopy is recommended when you have a painful condition that does not respond to non-surgical treatment. Non-surgical treatment includes rest, physical therapy and medications or injections that can reduce inflammation and allow injured tissues to heal. Inflammation is one of your body's normal reactions to injury or illness.. In an injured or diseased shoulder joint, inflammation causes swelling, pain and stiffness.

The lesions, overuse and age-related wear and tear are responsible for most shoulder problems. Shoulder arthroscopy can relieve painful symptoms of many problems that damage the rotator cuff tendons., the impeller, the articular cartilage and other soft tissues that surround the joint.

Common arthroscopic procedures include:

  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Labral removal or repair
  • Ligament repair
  • Removal of swollen tissue or loose cartilage
  • Repair of a recurrent shoulder dislocation

Arthroscopy may be recommended for these shoulder problems.:

  • A broken or damaged cartilage ring (labrum) the ligaments
  • Shoulder instability, in which the shoulder joint is loose and slides too much or dislocates (comes out of the ball joint)
  • A torn or damaged biceps tendon
  • A torn rotator cuff
  • A bone spur or swelling around the rotator cuff.
  • Inflammation or damaged joint lining, often caused by illness, like rheumatoid arthritis
  • Arthritis of the end of the clavicle (clavicle)
  • Loose tissue that needs to be removed
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome, to allow more room for the shoulder to move

Recovery may take from 1 a 6 months. You will probably need to wear a sling for the first week. If they did a lot of repairs, you may need to wear the sling for a longer time.

You can take medicine to control your pain.

When you can return to work or play sports will depend on what your surgery involved.. It can vary from 1 week to several months.

Physical therapy can help you regain movement and strength in your shoulder. The duration of therapy will depend on what was done during the surgery..

The rotator cuff refers to the four muscles that make up the tendons around the shoulder joint.. A rotator cuff injury usually means that one or possibly more of these tendons have been torn.. Tears can be partial or complete. Usually, this type of injury is the result of repetitive movements. For example, is a common injury among professional athletes, particularly among baseball pitchers .

What's more, this type of injury becomes more likely with the wear and tear of aging. People over 40 years are at increased risk of rotator cuff tear. While overuse is the most common cause of rotator cuff injuries, an acute injury can also result in a rotator cuff tear.

Not all rotator cuff injuries require surgery. Depending on the severity of the injury, your doctor may prescribe more conservative treatments first. Simple measurements at home, like rest and ice, can help you manage your symptoms while undergoing physical therapy to strengthen injured tendons. Specific physical therapy exercises will help you regain strength and range of motion. Your doctor may prescribe anti-inflammatories or inject cortisone directly into the injured shoulder..

More conservative treatment approaches can only provide temporary rotator cuff pain relief. If the injury is a severe tear that causes constant pain or does not respond to more conservative treatment, symptoms are unlikely to resolve without surgery. Pain and weakness may increase if the tear or tears are not treated surgically.

If you think you may need surgery, learn more about whether you may need it.

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