Shoulder surgery is commonly carried out by an
, a procedure that uses an arthroscope to help examine and repair the cartilage, bones, tendons and ligaments inside or around the shoulder joint. Surgery may be required to treat various shoulder problems, including: a torn or damaged labrum or ligaments;
; a torn or damaged biceps tendon; a torn rotator cuff; a bone spur or inflammation around the rotator cuff; inflammation or damaged lining of the joint; arthritis of the end of the clavicle and
shoulder impingement syndrome
. Open surgery may be needed if the condition is more severe, for example,
scapulothoracic fusion surgery
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Mr Audi Widjaja is an Australian-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Practicing At: aOrthopaedic8 . . .