Shoulder arthroscopy is a type of advanced surgery which utilizes specialized equipment and small incisions (each incision is just a couple of millimeters) to allow the surgeon to treat injuries with minimal surgical trauma to the patient.
If you've seen Dr. Jurek or another orthopaedic shoulder surgeon who has recommended that you consider undergoing shoulder replacement surgery, here are answers to some questions you may have.
The surgery part of dealing with a shoulder injury frequently gets a lot of attention from both the patient and the surgeon, but it is typically the postoperative rehabilitation plan and program that dictates success (or failure) after a shoulder surgery.
Many people hurt their shoulders but are quite hesitant to schedule an appointment with their ortho. Here are the top reasons not to delay . . .
It seems incredibly rare for someone to dream up a completely novel treatment for a complex, challenging orthopedic problem and have that treatment be less invasive, less risky to the patient, cost less than the accepted existing standard treatments, and provide excellent results with little downside.