Today we have nonsurgical methods of treatments depending on the type of injury or problem before going in for a surgical treatment. But if the treatment requires a surgical repair then it should be done without any delay to avoid any difficulties at a later point of time.
Timely, correct diagnosis and treatment of shoulder problems can make a significant difference in the long run.
The following are the common types of shoulder problems:
- Bursitis or Tendinitis
- Impingement and Partial Rotator Cuff Tears
- Full-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears
- Fractured Collarbone and Acromioclavicular Joint Separation
- Fractured Head of the Humerus (Arm Bone), or Proximal Humerus Fracture
- Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
When Shoulder Arthroscopy Is Recommended
Shoulder arthroscopy is recommended if an individual is suffering from a painful condition that does not respond to non-surgical treatment such as physical therapy, rest& medications or injections that can decrease inflammation. A normal body's reactions to injury or disease is inflammation, in a diseased or injured shoulder joint, inflammation results in swelling, stiffness and pain.
Most of the shoulder problems are caused due to injury, age-related wear and tear and overuse. With shoulder arthroscopy patient’s painful symptoms are relieved that damages the rotator cuff tendons, articular cartilage, labrum& other soft tissues present around the joint.
Types of Shoulder Surgery
There are three main types of minimally invasive shoulder replacement surgery:
- Hemi-arthroplasty for fractures: This process replaces the arm ball or bone.
- Total shoulder arthroplasty for arthritis. This process replaces both the arm bone & the shoulder socket.
- Reverse shoulder arthroplasty for large rotator cuff tears that can’t be repaired. This surgery replaces the ball with a socket& the socket with ball.
Common arthroscopic procedures include:
- Rotator cuff repair
- Amputation or repair of the labrum
- Bone spur confiscation
- Elimination of inflamed tissue or loose cartilage
- Ligaments repair
- Cyst excision
- Recurrent shoulder dislocation repair
- Fracture repair
Shoulder surgery treats conditions:
- Torn rotator cuff
- Bone spurs
- Unstable joint
- Defective articular cartilage
- Inflammation (arthritis, etc.)
- Labral tears
- Frozen shoulder
Benefits of Shoulder surgery
- Repair damaged, degenerated and diseased shoulder joint
- Repairs rotator cuff tears, shoulder separations and shoulder dislocations
- Restores pain-free range of motion & allow the full functioning to a damaged shoulder joint.