Shoulder arthroscopy is a technique to perform surgery in which a small camera is used to look inside the shoulder joint and assist in performing surgery. Special instruments are used to, assess, clean, or repair damaged tissues. This minimally invasive type of surgery reduces the trauma to the surrounding structures of the shoulder, and it minimizes the post-operative pain. Arthroscopy is commonly used to repair rotator cuff tears, stabilize shoulders that dislocate, remove bone spurs, and fix labral tears. Most arthroscopic procedures can be done as outpatient surgery, and they typically have minimal blood loss.
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