ARTHROSCOPIC TREATMENT OF SHOULDER ARTHRITIS

M.T. Gavrila1,2, Ş. Cristea1,3
1 The University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”, Bucharest, Romania
2 The Orthopaedics and Plastic Surgery MedLife Hospital Bucharest, Romania
3 The Clinical Hospital ”St. Pantelimon” Bucharest, Romania
Corresponding author: Gavrilă Mihai Tudor
Phone no. 0040788518813
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Abstract

Shoulder arthritis is not an uncommon situation. Many elder patients suffer from this disease. Unlikely the hip arthritis, patients with shoulder arthritis remain undiagnosticated, or, in the best situation are treated conservatively which will produce progressive pain and stiffness. Sometimes nonsurgical methods are not enough to release the pain so an alternative treatment is necessary. One option is arthroscopy of shoulder. This is a miniinvasive intervention used to visualize, diagnose and treat problems inside the joint. The purpose is to clean the joint, to release the pain and to improve the motion. Contraindications include active, or recent infection, paralysis of the rotator cuff musculature, chronic osteomyelitis, debilitating medical status and not determinate patient.

Keywords: shoulder, arthritis, arthroscopic treatment

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