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Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery


  Medically reviewed by board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Nic Gay, MD and Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds, MD

Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery

The shoulder joint is capable of the greatest range of movement, making its structure and surrounding tissue susceptible to injury or disease. However, one of the most impactful issues that the shoulder faces is the natural progression of age. Wear and tear from overuse is expected in the shoulder joint. Although, for most people, this does not present significant problems.

Arthroscopic surgery allows an experienced surgeon to examine the internal structure of the shoulder joint. Silicon Valley Orthopaedics can also use shoulder arthroscopy to provide a number of effective treatment options without the need for open surgery.

In order to protect the shoulder and maintain optimum rotation and function, it is important to avoid unnecessary tissue trauma during treatment. Shoulder arthroscopic surgery achieves this goal through the use of small incisions that greatly reduce the risks associated with open shoulder surgery. Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds specialize in providing conservative arthroscopic treatment solutions at their shared practice in California.

Shoulder Conditions Treated with Arthroscopy

There are a number of points at which ligaments, tendons and bones join at the shoulder joint. If you require repairs to any of these elements, Silicon Valley Orthopaedics will explore shoulder arthroscopic surgery in the first instance. Shoulder conditions that may benefit from minimally-invasive treatment may include:

  • Acromioclavicular (AC) joint separation
  • Biceps tendon tears (connected at the shoulder)
  • Calcific tendonitis
  • Fractures
  • Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
  • Infection
  • Labral lesions or tears (SLAP tears & Bankart tears)
  • Ligament tears
  • Os Acromiale
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome
  • Shoulder instability
  • Suprascapular nerve compression

If you are suffering from pain and restricted movement related to a shoulder injury or disease, contact Silicon Valley Orthopaedics. Book a consultation with Dr. Nic Gay or Dr. Masi Reynolds today.

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