Arthroscopic shoulder surgery can be done to repair rotator cuff tendon tears. These tears are very common and may follow injury or occur over a period of time due to subacromial spurring and impingement. Subacromial impingement syndrome is often a precursor to rotator cuff tear. If conservative measures to treat the problem fail then surgery can be performed to treat both these conditions.
Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair surgery is frequently performed to repair tendons where there is persistent pain and/or loss of function.Shoulder instability is a common sports related injury. It may result in recurrent dislocations or subluxations of the shoulder. ln contact sports, symptoms such as ‘dead arm’ after impact are usually due to instability of the shoulder. Arthroscopic surgery is frequently performed to stabilize unstable shoulders, although sometimes open surgery is necessary depending on the extent of bony injury.