Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgeon in Raleigh, NC
What is arthroscopic shoulder surgery?
Arthroscopic shoulder repair refers to a minimally-invasive procedure that allows a surgeon to access a damaged shoulder without the need for open surgery. This innovative approach decreases post-operative complications, such as infection, blood loss, and long recovery time, which are more commonly associated with traditional open shoulder surgery. Dr. Dare, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in minimally-invasive shoulder repair, offers arthroscopic procedures to help his patients in the Raleigh area to recover from a sports shoulder injury quickly and with the best possible outcome.
Why is arthroscopic shoulder surgery performed?
Shoulder arthroscopy may be used to address any of the following shoulder injuries or conditions:
- Mild shoulder arthritis
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Labrum tears
- Shoulder dislocation and instability
- Throwing injuries of the shoulder
- Shoulder impingement
- Acromioclavicular arthritis
- Biceps tendonitis
What does arthroscopic shoulder surgery involve?
Arthroscopic shoulder surgery requires several small incisions, through which an arthroscope and other instruments are introduced. An arthroscope is a fiber-optic video camera that magnifies and illuminates the structures inside the joint. This provides an extraordinarily detailed view of the entire joint.
The specifics of the surgery depend on the nature and severity of the condition. In general, you can expect that the surgery will involve two or more small incisions and is most commonly performed on an outpatient basis, so you’ll be able to leave shortly after the procedure.
Once your shoulder repair surgery is complete, Dr. Dare will remain partners with you through your recovery, giving you specific instructions on what to do in the weeks following your procedure.
What are the benefits of undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery with Dr. Dare?
Dr. David Dare of Raleigh, North Carolina is fellowship-trained in shoulder surgery and sports medicine. He specializes in using the most innovative approaches to shoulder repair, including non-invasive and minimally-invasive surgical techniques. Visiting Dr. Dare for shoulder arthroscopy can offer you the following benefits:
- Minimally-invasive procedure
- Speedier recovery
- Less chance of infection and other complications following surgery
- Quicker return to active lifestyle and sports
- Can treat a wide range of shoulder conditions and injuries
- Outpatient procedure
If you believe you may need shoulder arthroscopy, consult an orthopedic specialist. Dr. David Dare is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and shoulder surgery. His primary goal is to develop an effective treatment plan using the least invasive techniques to relieve your shoulder pain, restore function, and get you back to feeling your best. Call 919.781.5600 or fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dare today.