Individuals who are looking for an alternative to traditional open shoulder surgery can turn to North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic. We’ve been serving patients since 2003 and we’re pleased to offer shoulder arthroscopy at our clinic in Durham, North Carolina.
What Is Shoulder Arthroscopy?
During an arthroscopic shoulder procedure, a surgeon uses a small camera to look around inside the shoulder joint. When compared to X-rays and MRI imaging, shoulder arthroscopy provides a much better picture of whatever issues may be present in the joint, allowing for a more accurate diagnosis. And, when a patient requires shoulder surgery, the surgeon can use the arthroscopic camera to guide miniature instruments within the joint.
The Benefits of Shoulder Arthroscopy
Because shoulder arthroscopy requires a much smaller incision than traditional open shoulder surgery, it offers numerous advantages:
- Patients typically can go home the same day as surgery.
- There is a lower risk of infection and other complications.
- Recovery generally doesn’t take as long.
- Patients usually don’t experience as much pain and stiffness during recovery.
If you’ve been told that you need shoulder surgery and you’d like to explore the option of shoulder arthroscopy, contact North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic today. We’ll schedule a time for you to meet with one of the skilled orthopedists at our Durham, NC, clinic so that you can discuss your treatment options. We proudly take a patient-centered approach to care and we’ll work with you to develop a treatment plan that suits your unique needs.