Shoulder Surgery in Puerto Rico, Orthopedic Procedure
Using a scope, the surgeon is able to see growths in the shoulder and rotator cuff area. Subacromial smoothing is the process of shaving the bone or removing the growths on the upper point of the shoulder blade. This shaving process will also remove damaged tendon and bursa from the joint.
This surgery may use general anesthesia or a regional nerve block. If nerve block alone is used, the patient will remain awake and will not feel pain.
If necessary, the surgeon may remove small amounts of bone from the underside of the acromion and the acromioclavicular joint. This is known as an acromioplasty. The goal is to remove roughness and maintain the normal supporting structure. As a result, the rotator cuff tendon is not pinched and glides smoothly and painlessly beneath the acromion.
Subacromial smoothing and acromioplasty may be performed using arthroscopic surgery or open surgery. Open surgery requires a larger shoulder incision, to directly view the injured area and perform the repair. Arthroscopy use a pencil-sized cope called an arthroscope that is inserted into the shoulder joint. Loose pieces of tendon, bursa, and other debris are removed from the shoulder in a process called debridement. Other instruments are inserted to shave bone or remove growths. This is generally performed as outpatient surgery.
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