North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic proudly offers arthroscopic shoulder procedures for patients in Durham, North Carolina, and surrounding areas. Shoulder arthroscopy involves using a small camera (an “arthroscope”) to look within the shoulder joint. Using this camera helps surgeons more accurately diagnose shoulder conditions, since instead of having to rely on X-rays and MRI imaging, doctors can actually see inside the joint. And, if surgery is necessary, doctors can use the camera to guide miniature instruments, thus requiring a far smaller incision than with a traditional open procedure.
Why Choose Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery?
Many patients who require surgery opt to undergo the procedure arthroscopically. Because arthroscopy requires a smaller incision than open surgery, it carries less risk of complications like infection. Recovery from arthroscopy also tends to be considerably quicker and easier on the patient. Patients can usually return home the day of surgery, and they typically experience less pain and stiffness than they would following open surgery. What’s more, the smaller incision means less scarring. At North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic, we’re able to perform numerous shoulder surgeries arthroscopically, and we’ll be able to let you know if we can use shoulder arthroscopy to treat your condition.
For More Information
If you’d like to know more about our practice and the minimally invasive shoulder arthroscopy services we offer for Durham-area residents, contact North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic today. Our friendly team will be glad to schedule an appointment at a date and time that fits into your schedule.