Treatment Options

When to choose arthroscopic shoulder surgery?

If you have tried medication, physical therapy and other conservative methods of treatment, and you are still experiencing shoulder pain, your doctor may recommend shoulder arthroscopy.

When choosing an orthopaedic surgeon, keep the following things in mind:

  • Orthopaedic surgeons are medical doctors or osteopaths with an MD or DO degree who have completed a residency in orthopaedics
  • They must be certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Many orthopaedic surgeons choose to specialize even further by taking a fellowship, which usually lasts six to 12 months

In addition to the clinical credentials, a good surgeon will display a good bedside manner. That means showing concern for your pain, taking time to hear your concerns, and answering your questions fully.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

As with any medical treatment, individual results may vary. There are potential risks and recovery takes time. People with conditions limiting rehabilitation should not have this surgery. Only an orthopaedic surgeon can tell if shoulder arthroscopy is right for you.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

As with any medical treatment, individual results may vary. There are potential risks and recovery takes time. People with conditions limiting rehabilitation should not have this surgery. Only an orthopaedic surgeon can tell if shoulder arthroscopy is right for you.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

As with any medical treatment, individual results may vary. The performance of shoulder replacements depends on age, weight, activity level and other factors. There are potential risks and recovery takes time. If you have conditions that limit rehabilitation you should not have this surgery. Only an orthopaedic surgeon can tell you if shoulder replacement is right for you.