Arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder is one of the most common procedures performed by orthopaedic surgeons today.
This "minimally-invasive" procedure allows surgeons to evaluate the shoulder joint with the benefit of fiber-optic instrumentation. Surgery is most often performed to address tears of the rotator cuff tendons, but can also be used to treat torn ligaments, remove loose bodies from the joint, remove bone spurs, or clean up arthritis.
Surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure. Each individual case will naturally be different. If you have specific questions or concerns about shoulder arthroscopy, please ask Dr. Kaper at the time of your appointment.