The Shoulder is the most functional and versatile joint in the body. It’s flexibility positions our hands for activities away from our body. Its stability allows weight-bearing up to and often exceeds our own body weight. Because of these unique features, conditions of the shoulder generally lead to significant disabilities in our lives. 

Advances in minimally-invasive arthroscopic surgery in the last two decades has allowed conditions once treated by open surgery with large incisions to be undertaken by small keyhole incisions around the shoulder. Shoulder instability surgery, rotator cuff repairs and treatment of AC joint osteoarthritis are now common in the hands of an experienced arthroscopist. This translates to much faster recovery and earlier return to function. 

These surgical options are one part of the overall management of these conditions:

  • Arthroscopic Distal Clavicle excision for treatment of AC (Acromioclavicular joint) osteoarthritis 
  • Arthroscopic Bankart Repair for Recurrent Shoulder Instability 
  • Laterjet Bone Block Augmentation for Contact Sport Instability 
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repairs for Pain & loss of movement 
  • Anatomic and reverse total shoulder replacement for shoulder arthritis or irreparable rotator cuff tears 
  • Hemi-arthroplasty for the young, active but painful arthritic shoulder 
  • Arthroscopic release and manipulation to restore movement in frozen shoulder