Advanced Shoulder Arthroscopy Surgery in Patna, Bihar

An active lifestyle can lead to common shoulder injuries, usually healing within weeks. However, chronic cases that resist rest and care might necessitate more decisive action. Shoulder arthroscopy, a medical procedure conducted at Big Apollo Spectra Hospital, Patna, offers a solution for severe shoulder damage.


Understanding Shoulder Arthroscopy

Shoulder arthroscopy is a surgical technique employed at Apollo Spectra, Patna, wherein an arthroscope provides an internal view of the shoulder. This procedure enables surgeons to utilize specialized tools while monitoring the shoulder's real-time condition through the arthroscope, thereby avoiding extensive incisions.

The arthroscope, equipped with a camera, is a slender tube-like instrument inserted through a minor incision. 

Who Requires Shoulder Arthroscopy?

Shoulder arthroscopy is reserved for chronic shoulder injuries when conservative treatments like medication, physical therapy, and rest prove inadequate. Indications for this procedure encompass:

·        Damaged or torn ligaments
·        Shoulder instability
·        Torn tendons or rotator cuff
·        Bone spurs
·        Rheumatoid arthritis
·        Shoulder impingement

Preparation for Shoulder Arthroscopy

Preparation includes lab tests to determine medication allergies due to the use of anesthesia, fluids, and incisions during the surgery. Inform your surgeon about regular medication and supplements, and follow their instructions to avoid certain medications, supplements, foods, alcohol, and smoking. Abstain from food 8 to 10 hours before surgery as directed by the anesthetist. 

The Shoulder Arthroscopy Procedure

On the surgery day, your surgeon at Big Apollo Spectra Hospital, Patna, will review potential risks before proceeding. Upon agreement, you will be prepared for surgery.

Anesthesia will be administered to ensure pain-free surgery. The surgeon will inject fluid into the joint to facilitate visual clarity. The arthroscope and surgical tools will be inserted through small incisions to assess tissues, tendons, and bones. Specialized instruments tailored to your condition will be used, depending on the type of procedure:

·        Rotator Cuff Repair: Tendon edges are stitched to bone, fortified with small anchors.
·        Surgery for Shoulder Impingement: Damaged tendons are removed, with bone spur excision if necessary.
·        Surgery for Shoulder Instability: Torn labrum and attached ligaments are repaired. 

Following the procedure, incisions will be sutured, and your hospital stay will involve close monitoring. Recovery spans 2 to 6 months, guided by self-care instructions for optimal healing. 

Shoulder Arthroscopy Risk Factors

While some side effects heal with medication, others pose greater concern:
Healing with Medication:

·        Allergic reaction
·        Bleeding
·        Infection

Concerning Risks:

·        Non-healing shoulder repair
·        Weakness
·        Nerve injury
·        Cartilage damage
·        Surgery failure

Choosing a skilled surgeon and top-tier medical facility can help mitigate such risks.

For appointments at Big Apollo Spectra Hospital, Patna, dial 0612-3540100. Remember, shoulder surgery is a step toward regaining your active lifestyle. With proper aftercare, your healed shoulder can grow stronger than ever.