If you are living with shoulder pain caused by injury, infection or other underlying conditions in your shoulder, your consultant may recommend a shoulder arthroscopy.
What is a shoulder arthroscopy?
A shoulder arthroscopy (also called keyhole shoulder surgery) is used to investigate or treat issues and pain within the shoulder by allowing your surgeon to get a better view of the inside of the joint without the need to fully open it up. A thin tube with a camera is inserted through small incisions in your skin around the shoulder joint, allowing your surgeon to identify what is causing you pain.
They should usually be able to treat some problems within the joint at the same time, such as repairing or removing torn tissue with surgical instruments.