Shoulder Arthroscopy Research

I am very into learning new things and increasing my overall general knowledge. I like to spend my time researching new topics – from the history of remote countries to the latest in healthcare procedures, there’s nothing that I wouldn’t want to learn. Often when I am undertaking my individual studies, I like to study similar topics at once. I then like to write up summaries as accurate as possible depicting what I learnt, to help create easily digestible information for people out there with a similar goal to me.

The remainder of this blog series will be factual and cover topics such as shoulder arthroscopy, scapula fracture fixation and rotator cuff repair. 

What is shoulder arthroscopy?

Shoulder arthroscopy is a medical procedure undertaken by a shoulder surgeon. The purpose of shoulder arthroscopy is to allow surgeons to examine a greater area of the shoulder than is possible through a large-sized incision. 

The minimally invasive technique involves inserting a camera into a person’s shoulder. This is done by making a small incision in the skin. Decisions on what should occur next will be made based on the findings following the inspection by the shoulder surgeon. Melbourne surgeons are very thorough throughout the entire procedure, allowing the surgeons to make accurate and informed decisions on the next steps. Oftentimes, a surgeon will then be able to undertake further procedures using arthroscopic technology. There are several procedures that can be performed arthroscopically.

There are also a number of situations where the damage can not be dealt with arthroscopically. In these instances, a shoulder arthroscopy can be performed to uncover the problem and then further action can take place. In a variety of instances, this may mean targeting the area in need of assistance using a standard incision. 

That concludes Part 1 of my three-part blog series. I would like to note that this information is based on my personal research and should be considered in conjunction with a number of other reputable sources.