Shoulder arthroscopy involves a tiny camera called an arthroscope to examine or repair the tissues inside or around the shoulder joint. The arthroscope is inserted through a small incision (cut) in the skin.
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome with Arthroscopic Surgery Decompression. This medical illustration series pictures the left shoulder with impingement syndrome. It also includes the arthroscopic surgical steps involved to release the shoulder and repair the anatomy.
Arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs are a popular way of treating rotator cuff tears however, not all tears can be treated by this method. A number of small incisions are made and a small camera (arthroscope) is inserted to view the tear and surrounding tissue. The repair is done through other tiny incisions with the surgeon using the arthroscope to see the torn tendon on a television monitor as they complete the repair. #rotatorcuffsurgery