Shoulder arthroscopy is typically a 2-part minimally invasive surgery. The first part involves a diagnostic evaluation of the shoulder and the second part is to repair the injury or condition. Shoulder arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure involving several small incisions, often referred to as keyholes, in and around the shoulder. These small incisions serve as entry points for the arthroscope which is a fiber-optic camera mounted on a thin and flexible tube. Dr. Coleman uses this minimally invasive procedure to diagnose shoulder injuries and determine the extent of any damage, including any scar tissue along with the condition of the bones, cartilage, and tendons in the joint. If necessary, Dr. Coleman also can repair damage such as torn muscles and tendons or remove bone chips. If you are suffering from a shoulder injury or impaired mobility, make an appointment with Dr. Coleman for a comprehensive consultation to diagnose your condition and to determine the best course of treatment.
Dr. Coleman uses shoulder arthroscopy procedures to diagnose and treat shoulder injuries and conditions ranging from tendon and ligament injuries to osteoarthritis. Dr. Coleman is a gifted surgeon and performs shoulder arthroscopy to help his patients avoid pain and mobility issues. Patients may have shoulder arthroscopy to address conditions and injuries including but not limited to:
Most patients are able to return home within hours of the completion of shoulder arthroscopy. The procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis. General anesthesia is necessary during shoulder arthroscopy. Patients typically wear bandages or a compression garment while the incisions and any interior repairs heal. Most patients take several days off of work and avoid heavy or strenuous activities for several weeks. Physical therapy is prescribed following treatment to rebuild strength, flexibility, and the full range of motion in the shoulder. Dr. Coleman provides follow-up consultations to ensure that the procedure was effective and that the patient is recovering well.