Shoulder Arthroscopy Surgery - Dr Darsh Goyal
30 Nov -0001

The ball and socket joint is a joint that connects the upper arm to your body. The humerus is a bone in your upper arm with a circular structure on the surface of your shoulder blade.

Ligaments and tendons are responsible for keeping them together. They ensure that the bones are connected while tendons attach them to the muscles. A layer of cartilage does the job of keeping the bones apart.

The ball & socket allows the arm to move in full motion.

What is Shoulder Arthroscopy?

Shoulder arthroscopy is opted to examine and cure the problems related to the shoulder. It is a minimally invasive surgery that demands only tiny cuts more than regular surgery. The surgeon implants a mini camera that will project the video of the joint on the monitor. From the monitor, the surgeon gets to see the damaged shoulder joint.

Why is an Arthroscopic shoulder needed?

Shoulder arthroscopy assists healthcare providers in examining and curing shoulder pain that has not to get treated through nonsurgical treatments. There are specific shoulder injuries that can be treated through Arthroscopic shoulder surgery:-

  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Bone Spurs
  • Biceps tendon injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinitis

Procedure for Shoulder Arthroscopy:-


First, the doctor will question their patients about their health history and may ask you to bring them a complete medication list. A few days before the surgery, they might restrict their patient from consuming some medications. Blood tests, a chest x-ray, and an electrocardiogram are certain things that are necessary for checking the health before a patient's procedure.


When the surgery starts, the patient will be either asked to lie on their side or be in a semi-seated position. Then the surgical team will remove the hair, and with an antiseptic solution, they will clean that area. After that, they will place the patient’s arm in a holding device to ensure it remains unmoving. 

The surgeon then injects some fluid into the patient shoulder that will inflate the shoulder joint. Because of this, the surgeon can see the joint more easily and clearly. 

Now, they will create a small incision and implant a small camera that will project the images of the patient's shoulder to a monitor. This will ease the surgeon's task of examining the problem of the damaged shoulder.

After finding the problem, the doctor creates other tiny incisions in the patient's shoulder and places mini instruments. With the help of the small tools, the surgical team concludes the surgery and stitches those little cuts. 


After the shoulder arthroscopy is done, the patient is allowed to go home on the same day. This is because this procedure is a minimally invasive surgery and takes only an hour to finish. But due to the anesthesia that is given to the patient by the surgeon, the patient can be asked to go to the recovery room and wait there for at least an hour or two. The doctor also asked to call a person who could take you home.

Why is Dr. Darsh Goyal the best choice for your Shoulder Arthroscopy?

Dr. Darsh Goyal is a renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon who has experience of nearly two decades in knee and shoulder surgery. He has worked in some of the finest hospitals across the globe. He has successfully treated more than nine thousand patients. Dr. Darsh has received training from some of the most respected institutes worldwide - NHS England, Hss New York, USA, and Munich, Germany. He has written many books and international papers. Dr. Goyal’s Bones & Joint Centre is among the best centers for advanced Arthroscopy/Laser Surgery for knee and shoulder and Fast track Total knee Replacement.


Q1) How long does it take to recover from arthroscopic shoulder surgery?

Many people require six weeks or longer to get better. But the actual time which you need entirely depends on the surgery opted to treat your shoulder. The doctor may ask you to restrain your activities until you don’t regain your usual shoulder strength and range of motion.

Q2) Is shoulder arthroscopy a major surgery?

Shoulder arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgery that requires only an hour to finish, and in this, the patient can be discharged on the same day. 

 Q3) Is arthroscopic shoulder surgery painful?

Although arthroscopy shoulder surgery causes little pain, that little pain can be long-lasting.  

Q4) What is the success rate of shoulder arthroscopy?

The success rate of shoulder arthroscopy is 90%, averting any more shoulder disruptions.