At Spire Washington Hospital near Newcastle, we have provided orthopaedic surgery for many years. Our team of highly qualified upper limb orthopaedic surgeons regularly treat shoulder problems and perform shoulder arthroscopy and sub-acromial decompression.
What's involved in a shoulder arthroscopy operation?
Shoulder arthroscopy is a “keyhole” operation that is used to look inside and treat the shoulder joint.
During the procedure a tube-like telescope called an arthroscope, which is about the thickness of a pencil, is inserted into the shoulder joint. The joint can be viewed either directly through the arthroscope, or at pictures it sends to a video screen, If necessary, other instruments can be inserted to repair any damage or remove material that may be interfering with movement or causing pain in the shoulder.
The operation usually takes 30 to 60 minutes and is routinely performed as a day-case, although some people stay in hospital for one night.
Why should I consider having a shoulder arthroscopy at a Spire hospital?
Whether you have medical insurance or are paying for your treatment yourself, with Spire Healthcare you will be seen quickly by the consultant-grade surgeon of your choice at a time that suits you. You will be treated in a premium private hospital with some of the UK's highest standards of cleanliness and infection control.
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