Arthroscopic sub-acromial decompression India is one of the commonest key hole procedures. It is done to remove bone spurs. Bone spurs cause a painful condition known as sub acromial impingement. The most common bone spurs occur on the under side of the acromion process of the shoulder blade.
In this procedure a small piece of bone on the under surface of the acromion process is removed by key hole surgery.
Shoulder impingement is a condition resulting to injury to the rotator cuff tendons. It is seen in adults. It is caused by protruding bone and inflamed soft tissues. The tendons become irritated and inflamed as they pass under neath the acromion process. This can lead to pain, weakness and loss of movement. Movements requiring overhead activities such as reaching to a shelf, combing hair or reaching behind to the back can lead to pain. Its treatment can begin with analgesics and a steroid injection. If these don’t relieve pain, then a arhroscopic sub-acromial decompression can lead to marked pain relief.
In an arthroscopic sub-acromial decompression in India, two or three small stab incisions are made at the back, front and side of the shoulder joint. A pencil sized camera is inserted into the shoulder joint and the structures viewed on a TV screen. Under direct visualization, the protruding bone is identified and can be shaved off. If other conditions like a rotator cuff tear are present, then these can also be repaired either arthroscopically or through a minimally invasive incision. Following this procedure, more room is available for the rotator cuff tendons.
Here a snap shot of arthroscopic sub acromial decompression is shown. The structure in the top of the picture is the undersurface of the acromion. The rotator cuff is shown in the bottom.
This procedure is done as a day care procedure. Recovery is rapid as it is done through key hole surgery.
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