Shoulder arthroscopy may relieve painful symptoms of many problems that damage the rotator cuff tendons, labrum, articular cartilage, and other soft tissues surrounding the joint.
Common arthroscopic procedures include:
Rotator cuff repair
·Removal or repair of the labrum
·Repair of ligaments
·Removal of inflamed tissue or loose cartilage
·Repair for recurrent shoulder dislocation
Less common procedures such as nerve release, fracture repair, and cyst excision can also be performed using an arthroscope.
Some surgical procedures, such as shoulder replacement, still require open surgery with more extensive incisions.
There is also shoulder dislocation surgery known as Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery :