Shoulder Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy of the Shoulder is defined as a procedure that orthopaedic surgeons use to inspect, diagnose, and repair problems inside a joint. Is this not what everyone wants who has a shoulder problem?

The staff of surgeons and support staff strive everyday to meet the highest medical and patient goals of Sports Medicine. All of our doctors are board certified and specialize in Orthopedic medicine. They are versed and experienced in their profession. You are allowing yourself to be in the best hands when you see them.

Impingement and Rotator Cuff Problems

Distal Clavicle Resection Introduction-Impingement syndrome and associated rotator cuff tears are commonly encountered shoulder problems. This condition is caused when the rotator cuff tendons rub the underside of the acromion bone. Chronic rubbing can lead to a weakening and even tearing of the rotator cuff. Symptoms include pain, weakness and loss of motion. Whether this procedure is done using a scope or through a small incision is dependent on the severity of the tear and the doctor’s preference. The method shown in these animations is with a scope.

Fully Torn Rotator Cuff Introduction-Impingement syndrome and associated rotator cuff tears are commonly encountered shoulder problems. Symptoms include pain, weakness, and loss of motion. Whether this procedure is done using a scope or through a small incision is dependent on the severity of the tear and the doctor’s preference. The method shown in these animations is with a scope.

Partially Torn Rotator Cuff Introduction-Impingement syndrome and associated rotator cuff tears are commonly encountered shoulder problems. This condition is caused when the rotator cuff tendons rub the underside of the acromion bone. Chronic rubbing can lead to a weakening and even tearing of the rotator cuff. Symptoms include pain, weakness and loss of motion. Whether this procedure is done using a scope or through a small incision is dependent on the severity of the tear and the doctor’s preference. The method shown in these animations is with a scope.

Subacromial Decompression Introduction-Impingement syndrome and associated rotator cuff tears are commonly encountered shoulder problems. This condition is caused when the rotator cuff tendons rub the underside of the acromion bone. Chronic rubbing can lead to a weakening and even tearing of the rotator cuff. Symptoms include pain, weakness and loss of motion. Whether this procedure is done using a scope or through a small incision is dependent on the severity of the tear and the doctor’s preference. The method shown in these animations is with a scope.

Instability and Labrum Problems

Bankart Repair Introduction-A surgical instrument is inserted into the joint. It will be used to reattach the labrum to the glenoid using suture and anchor-like devices. This type of injury is also associated with tears to the capsule that surrounds the shoulder joint. The capsule tear is located in the same area where the labrum is detached. The capsule tear is also repaired using suture.

Capsular Shift Repair Introduction-The shoulder is a complex multi-directional ball-and-socket joint which allows movement in many directions.

Repair of Detached Labrum Introduction-The capsule that helps hold the humeral head in the glenoid has been stretched. The excess tissue will be folded underneath itself and stitched together using suture, thus tightening the capsule.

SLAP Lesion Repair Introduction-A surgical instrument is inserted into the joint. It will be used to reattach the labrum to the glenoid using suture and anchor-like devices.

Trimming of Torn Labrum Introduction-The torn and frayed part of the labrum can cause pain and irritation in the shoulder. A surgical instrument called a shaver blade is inserted into the joint and the damaged tissue is removed.

Joint Replacement

Total Shoulder Replacement Introduction-Total Shoulder Replacement is performed when arthritis or degenerative joint disease makes the shoulder stiff and painful. The procedure replaces the bone surfaces of the shoulder joint with a metal humeral head (ball) attached to a stem inserted in the upper arm (humerus) and a specially reinforced polyethylene plastic socket (glenoid).

Loose Bodies Introduction-Loose bodies are another name for free floating pieces of debris in the joint. They are tissues that have torn away from their original location and move around the joint causing pain, swelling and locking.

Synovial Problems

Synovial Problems Introduction-The synovial membrane is found in joints like your knee and shoulder. This thin membrane surrounds the inner lining of your joint. Its main function is to create synovial fluid which lubricates and nourishes the joint.

Here at South Coast Specialty, we understand the sensitive nature of one’s body and will do everything in our power to restore you back to normal. Your health and well being are our primary concern.

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