You might require an arthroscopy if you suffer from persistent pain, swelling and stiffness in your shoulder that physiotherapy and/or injections have not resolved.
Shoulder arthroscopy is a method of keyhole surgery which is performed through a very small incision using special instruments.
It is a technique that can be adopted to treat a number of conditions, including:
Your consultant will examine you and ask you to demonstrate certain movements to check how well your shoulder is working.
You might need some additional tests:
As the equipment needed for this operation is much smaller than traditional surgical tools only minor cuts need to be made to the skin and therefore, the healing time is much faster.
The benefits of an arthroscopy include: