Shoulder Arthroscopy Performed in Lakewood, NJ

Shoulder Arthroscopy Lakewood NJ

Shoulder arthroscopy is a type of minimally invasive orthopedic surgery that is performed through three or four small “keyhole” incisions. Utilizing a miniature camera, the surgeon can directly visualize the interior of the shoulder joint while operating. Throughout the procedure, high-definition images are displayed on a nearby screen in real time, allowing the surgeon to directly observe and evaluate key anatomic structures and ensure the precise placement of specialized surgical instruments.

Over the last several decades, shoulder arthroscopy has increasingly gained utility, in many cases offering a minimally invasive alternative to a traditional open shoulder procedure. A key advantage of shoulder arthroscopy is that it minimizes any disruption to the muscles and other soft tissues surrounding the surgical site, which reduces the risk of surgical complications and generally leads to a faster recovery.

The Surgeon’s Skill Level Is Paramount

Most shoulder surgeons have received some level of training in arthroscopic surgery and use it in their practice when indicated. However, the board-certified orthopedic shoulder surgeons at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute (AOSMI) near Lakewood, New Jersey, have extensive experience in performing this surgical technique and use it as their primary surgical tool.

At AOSMI, we routinely perform shoulder arthroscopy to address certain conditions and injuries, including:

  • Shoulder impingement
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Glenoid labrum tears (SLAP tears)
  • Shoulder instability
  • Shoulder arthritis
  • Biceps tendonitis

In general, shoulder arthroscopy can be completed within 30 minutes to three hours, depending on the specific diagnosis and procedure. It is almost always performed on an outpatient basis with no overnight hospital stay required. Instead, the patient can typically go home on the same day as the surgery. Each patient receives detailed and tailored post-operative instructions to facilitate an optimal recovery at an appropriate pace.

If you would like to explore shoulder arthroscopy and other treatment options for your shoulder pain, you are welcome to consult with a shoulder specialist at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute near Lakewood, NJ. Contact us today to request an appointment at our sports injury clinic.