Shoulder Arthroscopy

By Michael L. Adams MD

Shoulder arthroscopy is an advanced, minimally invasive, surgical technique that pays big dividends in the diagnosis and treatment of many shoulder disorders. It involves using the high definition, video arthroscope, henceforce, “scope,” through a series of small 1-2 cm incisions to gain access to, look at, and repair injuries both inside the shoulder joint, as well as the surrounding structures of the Acromioclavicular joint and scapula. The advantage to using the high def, and sometimes even 4K quality, scope for repairs is less damage to the muscle and surrounding tissue, same day procedures, and quicker rehab and recovery time. Through the scope, we can repair rotator cuff, biceps tendon, and labral tears; remove bursitis as well as impinging bone spurs, fix cartilage damage, and stabilize unstable shoulders.

JOI Rehab Has 11 Clinics That Treat Shoulder Pain

When treating patients for shoulder pain, clinicians typically concentrate on range-of-motion with active and passive mobility exercises. Joint mobilization, which is a hands-on technique to improve mobility of the joints, is another way to treat pain in the shoulder. In some cases, patients will undergo strength training as a way to treat their shoulder pain. Lastly, electrical modalities such as ultrasound and E-Stim (electric stimulation) may be used to remedy the pain.

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment at JOI Rehab for physical therapy, call (904) 858-7045


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