Arthroscopic Shoulder surgery techniquewere developed over 20 years ago and have been continually refined. This is an extremely difficult approach for the surgeon to initially learn, but once mastered, can be quite rewarding for both doctor and patient. I have been using arthroscopic technique successfully in all my patients with shoulder pain since last 10 years with gratifying results.
Unlike the open technique, the portals used for an arthroscopic repair are very tiny. There may be 3 to 4 of such very small 5mm portals, the patients have much less postoperative pain and require less prescription pain medication, postoperative recovery is faster and superior. This is usually done as an day- care procedure at my clinic.