Specialists in Arthroscopic Ligament & Capsule Repair
According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and
the shoulder is one of the most unstable joints in the human body, more
prone to dislocation than other relatively stable joints, such as the hip. This is because the bone structure is not what primarily holds it together—what
holds the shoulder together are its ligaments, capsule, and labrum (University
of Wisconsin Sports Medicine).
Each of these parts hold the shoulder together. The capsule is cartilage
that envelopes the joint, comprised of a group of ligaments. Inside the
capsule is the labrum, a ring of cartilage that helps the shoulder stay
in place. When a shoulder is fractured or dislocated, these parts can
tear open, leading to acute pain and long-term instability (National Institute
of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases).
What Can Be Done About It?
Through innovative arthroscopic surgery, the orthopaedic surgeons can repair
torn ligaments with a minimal incision. Using an arthroscope, our surgeons
only make a few small incisions in order to skillfully repair your ligaments
and reset your shoulder. Our physicians have helped thousands of patients
with advanced treatments, some of whom were soldiers or high-performance athletes.
If you’re interested in shoulder repair surgery with shortened recovery time, contact TFPS today!