Sumit Dewanjee, MD
Orthopedic Surgery located in Tempe, AZ & Phoenix, AZ
Shoulder arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that diagnoses and treats shoulder problems. Sumit Dewanjee, MD, at FXRX Inc. in Tempe, Chandler, and Phoenix, Arizona, is an experienced board-certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in shoulder arthroscopy procedures. He performs shoulder arthroscopy to diagnose and treat a wide range of shoulder conditions. Schedule a consultation with this skilled surgeon by calling the office nearest you or booking an appointment online today.
Shoulder Arthroscopy Q&A
What is shoulder arthroscopy?
Shoulder arthroscopy, also known as shoulder scope, is a surgical procedure that diagnoses and treats shoulder conditions.
During shoulder arthroscopy, Dr. Dewanjee makes a small incision and inserts an arthroscope into the shoulder joint. The arthroscope is a thin, flexible tube with a light and a camera that allows Dr. Dewanjee to see the inside of your shoulder without the need for a large surgical incision.
Dr. Dewanjee then makes additional small incisions to perform any necessary procedure.
Because shoulder arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure, you can expect less pain and a shorter recovery when compared to traditional open shoulder surgery.
When would I need a shoulder arthroscopy?
Dr. Dewanjee determines when you need shoulder arthroscopy after a comprehensive evaluation. Though a skilled and experienced orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Dewanjee only performs surgery when medical treatments fail to ease your symptoms.
Common shoulder arthroscopy procedures include:
- Rotator cuff repair
- Partial and total shoulder replacement
- Arthroscopic shoulder labral repair
- Arthroscopic shoulder instability repair
Dr. Dewanjee may also perform a shoulder arthroscopy to diagnose the underlying cause of your shoulder symptoms.
What happens during shoulder arthroscopy?
Dr. Dewanjee takes an individualized approach to care. He customizes your shoulder arthroscopy procedure to best meet your needs and reviews the details of your surgery at your pre-surgical visit.
Most shoulder arthroscopic procedures take less than an hour.
After shoulder arthroscopy, Dr. Dewanjee sends you to the recovery room for monitoring and then discharges you home. You must arrange to have someone drive you home after shoulder arthroscopy and plan to take it easy the rest of the day.
How long is recovery following shoulder arthroscopy?
Though you can expect a faster recovery following shoulder arthroscopy than a traditional open shoulder procedure, recovery from this minimally invasive procedure may take months.
Dr. Dewanjee talks to you about what to expect after your surgery and provides specific recommendations to support your recovery, including activity modifications and a referral to physical therapy.
To schedule a shoulder arthroscopy consultation with an experienced board-certified orthopedic surgeon, call FXRX Inc. or click the online booking button.
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