Procedures of the Shoulder
Arthroscopy is a common orthopedic surgical procedure in which a joint (“arthro”) is viewed (“scopy”) using a small camera. Through small incisions, usually two 1/4″ incisions, it allows your surgeon to have a clear view of the inside of the shoulder. This aids in the diagnosis and treatment of common shoulder problems.
Shoulder arthroscopy $7,700
Rotator Cuff Impingement Surgery (Subacromial Decompression): Rotator cuff impingement is a condition where the rotator cuff tendon is pinched between the humeral head (ball of the ball and socket) and the acromion (bony roof of the joint). With the aid of an arthroscope and tools introduced into the shoulder through multiple (usually three to four) small incisions, the cuff is fixated back to bone with the use of small anchors and powerful suture.
Rotator cuff impingement surgery $7,700
Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair $ 9,200
Arthroscopic Labral repair: The labrum is a cushion of cartilage that surrounds the socket of the ball and socket of the shoulder, and acts to deepen the socket and help stabilize the shoulder joint. When torn the patient may feel pain and episodes of instability (clicking, popping, and feeling as if the shoulder will dislocate). With the aid of an arthroscope and tools introduced into the shoulder through several small incisions, the labrum is fixated back to bone with the use of small anchors and powerful suture.
Arthroscopic instability repair $ 9,200
Labral surgery $ 9,200
SLAP repair $ 9,200
Arthritis, or inflammation in a joint, is commonly the result of a loss of surface cartilage that cushions the joint. In the shoulder the ball and socket are lined with cartilage and when the loss of cartilage is significant, replacement surgery may be indicated. In some cases only the ball is affected and a partial shoulder replacement (an Oxford) may be done. With a partial replacement the surface of the humeral head (the ball of the ball and socket) is replaced with a metal cap. This offers advantages of less post-operative pain, and typically a much quicker recovery than a total shoulder replacement. A one-night stay may be required for the patient’s comfort.