Shoulder Arthroscopy

Shoulder arthroscopy is similar to all other arthroscopic procedures in that it uses an arthroscope to examine and repair damaged tissues in the joint. The arthroscope is inserted through a small incision in the shoulder, and inspects the tissues of the shoulder joint.

Any tears to the muscle, tendons, or cartilage can be fixed. At the end of an arthroscopic procedure the incisions are closed with stitches and bandaged and patients will begin to rebuild motion around the joint and strength in their shoulder.