Shoulder Surgery Manhattan, NYC
Have you been told you need shoulder surgery? The first step is finding an outstanding facility. If you live in the Manhattan, New York area, consider the Columbia Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine. We have an exemplary medical team. Each doctor is an expert in his field, skilled in both open and arthroscopic surgeries.
What is arthroscopic shoulder surgery? Arthroscopic surgery refers to a surgical technique using an arthroscope, or tiny camera, to perform a minimally invasive surgery. First a series of small incisions are made in strategic areas to target your specific issue or sports injury, then tiny tubes are inserted into the incisions, and finally the arthroscope is inserted to allow your orthopaedic surgeon to evaluate what treatment is required for your condition. There are a wide variety of shoulder conditions that can be treated with this procedure including an injured rotator cuff, shoulder spur, a torn labrum (the rim of the shoulder joint that is made out of cartilage), A torn or damaged biceps tendon, arthritis of the end of the clavicle, and shoulder instability (when your arm keeps popping out of it's socket).
Because it is much less invasive than open shoulder surgery, recovery time will be less. However, you will still need to plan for adequate rehabilitation. Injury has occurred, and you must allow time for rest in order to heal properly.
If your damage is severe, you may require open shoulder surgery to fully address your injury. In either surgery you will receive general anesthesia. In order to prevent life threatening complications you must advise the doctor of any and all medications you have taken. This includes alcohol, illegal drugs, vitamins, over the counter medications and natural medicine remedies. It is also very important that you follow your shoulder doctors instructions not to eat or drink anything 6-12 hours before the surgery.
Don't worry, though. You're not in this alone. If you live in the Manhattan, New York area, call the Columbia Center for Shoulder, Elbow & Sports Medicine and set up an appointment. We would be happy to discuss what options exist for you, answer all your questions, explain what to expect during shoulder surgery and suggest a course of treatment to restore your health and ease your pain. Our staff is committed to your well being.