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Shoulder Procedures

Manipulation of Shoulder Under Anesthesia

In this procedure, your physician moves your shoulder through its complete range of motion while you are anesthetized. This effectively tears the scar tissue that has formed in your shoulder joint capsule and allows for freer movement of your shoulder.


Shoulder Arthroscopy (Includes Debridement, Decompression, Capsular Release, SLAP Repair, and/or Biceps Tenodesis

Shoulder arthroscopy is surgery that uses a tiny camera called an arthroscope to examine or repair the tissues inside or around your shoulder joint. The arthroscope is inserted through a small cut (incision) in your skin.


Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff

Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is a minimally invasive procedure to reattach rotator cuff tendon tears. Surgeons operate on the shoulder using small incisions, an arthroscope and small instruments. The procedure typically leads to a faster recovery time with less inflammation, discomfort and scarring than an open approach.


Open Rotator Cuff Repair

During open repair, a surgical incision is made and a large muscle (the deltoid) is gently moved out the way to do the surgery. Open repair is done for large or more complex tears.


Open Clavicle Repair

This procedure removes a small piece from the end of your collarbone, where the worn joint surface becomes increasingly arthritic and painful. Scar tissue grows in place of your bone that allows the acromioclavicular (AC) joint to move more fluidly and relatively painlessly.


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