Shoulder Surgery

Shoulder surgery is commonly carried out by an 

Orthopaedic Surgeon

and involves

arthroscopy

, a procedure that uses an arthroscope to help examine and repair the cartilage, bones, tendons and ligaments inside or around the shoulder joint. Surgery may be required to treat various shoulder problems, including: a torn or damaged labrum or ligaments;

shoulder instability

,

shoulder dislocation

; a torn or damaged biceps tendon; a torn rotator cuff; a bone spur or inflammation around the rotator cuff; inflammation or damaged lining of the joint; arthritis of the end of the clavicle and

shoulder impingement syndrome

. Open surgery may be needed if the condition is more severe, for example,

shoulder replacement

or

scapulothoracic fusion surgery

.

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