When it come to shoulder pain arthritis or injury are often involved. Through sports and repetitive use rotator cuffs can get injured and require repair. The rotator cuff is made up of four muscles and tendons that hold the shoulder in place and actively move it. Tears, injuries and impingements can be painful and are common.
When non-surgical solutions no longer provide relief, arthroscopy or a shoulder scope can be used to diagnose and treat an array of injuries including biceps tendon tears, rotator cuff injuries, and recurrent dislocation.
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that can be used to treat many shoulder conditions by inserting a fiber-optic device and tiny surgical instruments into small incisions. Patients can benefit from less tissue damage, shorter recovery times and less scarring with arthroscopic techniques. This procedure can also be used for diagnostic purposes after a physical examination and other imaging procedures have been performed.
To discuss your options, please schedule an appointment with a primary care provider or a consultation with an orthopedic surgeon at (970) 731-3700.