Minimally invasive shoulder arthroscopy procedures are performed by Stephen Raterman, MD at Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine. Dr. Raterman is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who offers the latest advances in arthroscopic medicine, joint replacement, and joint resurfacing. If chronic shoulder pain has left you unable to enjoy your favorite activities – or even perform everyday actions – consider speaking with Dr. Raterman about your treatment options.

A shoulder arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgery that involves the use of an arthroscope, a very thin surgical tool with a camera affixed to the end. The arthroscope is inserted into the shoulder joint while the camera projects images onto a large monitor, which allows the surgeon to get an up-close look at the shoulder without making large incisions. The arthroscope is also used to guide other thin surgical tools during treatment for various shoulder issues.

For instance, a shoulder arthroscopy may be performed to: 

  • Repair a damaged rotator cuff
  • Remove bone spurs
  • Repair a damaged labrum
  • Remove inflamed tissues, loose cartilage, or a damaged section of the labrum
  • Address recurrent shoulder dislocations
  • Repair damaged ligaments
  • Remove cysts
  • Treat fractures

Because shoulder arthroscopy procedures involve muscle-sparing techniques and very few incisions, many patients who undergo this surgery are able to return to everyday activities relatively quickly and with minimal post-operative discomfort.

Consult with Dr. Raterman at Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine to learn if you are a candidate for a shoulder arthroscopy or another of our innovative musculoskeletal treatments. As our patient, you’ll quickly discover why so many local families trust Dr. Raterman and the rest of our compassionate team with their orthopedic health.

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