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Arthroscopic Surgery for Shoulder Injury

An arthroscopic procedure on your shoulder is a surgery that uses a small camera, or arthroscope, to take a close look inside the shoulder to repair the injured or damaged tissue that is causing shoulder pain.  This minimally invasive procedure requires a small cut in the skin in which the camera is inserted so doctors can correct the problem area.  It is less painful than fully opening up the shoulder and requires a shorter recovery time so you can begin to use your shoulder once again and regain range of motion faster and more efficiently than a traditional shoulder surgery.  At AICA Orthopedics, our orthopedic shoulder surgeons are experts in their field.  Having performed hundreds of arthroscopic shoulder surgeries, they are equipped to handle any type of shoulder injury or pain.  For a skilled orthopedic shoulder surgeon you can trust to provide relief from shoulder pain, turn to AICA Orthopedics.

What Causes Shoulder Pain?

The shoulder is a powerful joint in the body that is used often in everyday life.  We don’t realize how much we rely on the motion of the shoulder joint until it begins to cause problems.  Our shoulders are used for lifting, moving things, reaching, and playing sports or having fun.  But wear and tear on the shoulder will often lead to pain or injury.  It is important to recognize when it’s time to schedule a visit to an orthopedic shoulder specialist to receive treatment for shoulder pain.  If you have persistent shoulder pain that doesn’t go away with rest or you experience a pop or tearing sensation in the shoulder, these are signs that something is wrong and you should contact an orthopedic specialist as soon as possible.

When to See an Orthopedic Shoulder Surgeon

Most often, shoulder pain is related to problems with the joints or ligaments surrounding the shoulder joint.  A rotator cuff is a common shoulder injury that can tear when overused or damaged.  Thankfully, at AICA Orthopedics, our expertly trained orthopedic shoulder surgeons are there to help your shoulder to recover and heal.  Other common shoulder injuries include bursitis or tendonitis from overuse of the shoulder.  Activities such as swimming or painting can lead to impingement of the rotator cuff.  Partial rotator cuffs can also be extremely painful and require treatment by a knowledgeable orthopedic specialist.  Whatever type of shoulder pain you are experiencing, it’s always best to seek treatment from an orthopedic shoulder specialist as soon as possible to correct the problem so you can get back to doing the things you love.  Visit your orthopedic specialists at AICA Orthopedics to discuss treatment options such as arthroscopic shoulder surgery for a speedy and complete repair.

About Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery

After a complete shoulder examination, which could include a conveniently located on-site MRI scan to give orthopedic specialists a close-up look of the area of concern, orthopedic specialists will then move forward with a comprehensive treatment plan.  If arthroscopic shoulder surgery is the right option for your pain or injury, orthopedic shoulder surgeons will perform the procedure.  First, an incision is made in which the camera is inserted.  Then your orthopedic shoulder surgeon will inspect the tissue, ligaments, muscles, and shoulder joint.  Any damages will be repaired through one, two or three other small incisions in the shoulder.  When problems are repaired and damaged tissue is removed, the surgery will be complete and the recovery process can begin.  Because this is a minimally invasive procedure, the recovery process may be shorter and easier than a traditional shoulder surgery.  But rest assured, from start to finish, orthopedic specialists such as an orthopedic shoulder surgeon will work with you for a complete recovery.   If necessary, physical therapists, pain management specialists, or other orthopedic specialists are also on-site to provide the very best in care and recovery.  When you turn to AICA Orthopedics knowledgeable and skilled specialists for your shoulder pain or injury, everything you need is all in one place, making the healing process as easy as possible.  Give us a call today to find out more information about our services.

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