Overview of services offered in Shoulder Surgery

Arthroscopy (visualization of joints)

Arthroscopy involves the assessment of the shoulder joint’s interior using a thin camera. At the same time, harmful alterations can be treated surgically via tiny skin incisions using special, thin instruments in a very sparing and precise manner. Besides degenerative diseases, this procedure is particularly used for the treatment of sports injuries such as:

  • Existing restrictions of the shoulder joint (impingement syndrome)
  • Shoulder dislocations
  • Cracks in the epicranial aponeurosis of the humeral head (referred to as rotator cuff)
  • Remediation of inflammatory disorders beneath the acromion
  • Worn shoulder joints

Shoulder joint replacement

In the event of joint disease, the first step is to ascertain whether or not the joint can be preserved. If joint damage is too severe, however, such a treatment is no longer reasonable. In this case, joint replacement surgery may be necessary. Joint replacement involves the removal of the destroyed joint segments and their replacement by artificial joint implants. Depending on the patient’s age and degree of physical activity as well as the extent of joint damage, shoulder surgery employs various replacement techniques, ranging from condyle replacement to what is referred to “reverse shoulder replacement”.