Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery Performed at Midwest Orthopaedic Institute in Sycamore, IL
Arthroscopic surgery has revolutionized the treatment of shoulder injuries that cause painful damage to the rotator cuff tendons, labrum, articular cartilage, or other soft tissues around this hard-working joint. If you are interested in learning about the latest innovations in shoulder arthroscopy, you are welcome to talk with the board-certified, fellowship-trained shoulder surgeons at Midwest Orthopaedic Institute in Sycamore, IL.
When working with a patient who has a shoulder injury, the goal of each surgeon at MOI is to effectively address the issue in the most conservative way possible. For certain patients, arthroscopic shoulder surgery can be very beneficial. In general, when performing an arthroscopic shoulder procedure, a surgeon creates a small, “buttonhole” incision and inserts a tiny video camera with a fiber-optic lens (arthroscope). High-quality images produced by the arthroscope are projected onto a nearby video screen, allowing the surgeon to clearly view the interior of the joint. After fully assessing the damage, the surgeon can then use small, specialized surgical instruments to repair it through tiny incisions, which can prevent tissue damage, facilitate healing, and minimize scarring.
Arthroscopic shoulder surgery can be performed for a variety of reparative purposes, including:
- Repairing a torn labrum
- Reconstructing a torn ligament to help prevent joint dislocation
- Restoring a torn rotator cuff tendon
- Removing loose tissue, such as a bone fragment
- Washing away infection-related waste
While an arthroscope is a highly effective surgical tool, it is still only a tool. The skills and experience of the surgeon who uses that tool are the factors that can truly make a difference in a patient’s outcome. Because MOI’s surgeons are highly specialized, they have opportunities to perform many arthroscopic shoulder surgery procedures. As a result, MOI is able to offer a level of surgical expertise that far exceeds that of other providers in the Sycamore, IL, area. Over the years, we’ve recruited some of the best and brightest specialists to the community, all of whom offer a unique combination of world-class credentials and down-home bedside manners.
If you’d like to discuss arthroscopic shoulder surgery with an orthopaedic expert, call Midwest Orthopaedic Institute to schedule an appointment at our office in Sycamore, IL. We make patient education a priority, and we do everything possible to help prospective patients make informed decisions about their treatment options.