Surgical Decompression – Shoulder Arthroscopy – Institute of Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics


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Specialty Surgeon Complete Packaged Procedure


Specialty surgeon complete packaged procedure for a surgical decompression – shoulder arthroscopy. An arthroscope is a special type instrument designed to look into a joint, or other space, inside the body. Using the ability to see inside the joint, the surgeon can then place other instruments into the joint and perform surgery while watching what is happening on the TV screen. The arthroscope lets the surgeon work in the joint through a very small incision. This may result in less damage to the normal tissues surrounding the joint, leading to faster healing and recovery. If your surgery is done with the arthroscope, you will be able to go home the same day.

To perform surgical decompression – shoulder arthroscopy the acromioplasty or surgical decompression using the arthroscope, several small incisions are made to insert the arthroscope and special instruments needed to complete the procedure. These incisions are small, usually about one-quarter inch long. It may be necessary to make three or four incisions around the shoulder to allow the arthroscope to be moved to different locations to see different areas of the shoulder. Your surgeon may have you wear a sling to support and protect the shoulder for a few days after surgery.

Surgical decompression – shoulder arthroscopy treatment cost includes the facility fee, physician’s fee, bracing (if needed), cost of drugs, and any related medical procedures required to administer the plan of care. Not included are diagnostic studies, Medication Prescription costs, consultations with additional specialists, and cost of complication management; travel, food, and lodging.

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