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What is Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery?

orthopedic surgeon, arthroscopic shoulder surgeryArthroscopic shoulder surgery is a process used by our FAITH Surgical Center orthopedic surgeons to look inside the shoulder joint and diagnose and repair the shoulder injury or disease. This is done with an arthroscope, which is a small high-resolution camera used to display pictures of the joint on a monitor. Small incisions are used to insert the camera and the miniature surgical instruments needed to perform the repair to the joint. Arthroscopy has been used and improved upon for many years as modern technology advances its capabilities. Our orthopedic surgeons are highly skilled and experienced with this surgical technique.

Benefits of Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery

While traditional surgery leaves a bigger scar from the incision and much has a longer recovery time, arthroscopy is a less invasive surgery allowing the patient to return to normal activities sooner. The benefits of arthroscopic surgery over traditional surgery are many. A few salient reasons arthroscopic surgery is preferred over traditional surgery are:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Faster healing time
  • Less invasive to the patient’s body
  • Easier to do repairs using high-resolution monitor
  • Less pain for patients

Orthopedic Shoulder Surgeons in Plano & McKinney

FAITH Surgical Center provides a state-of-the-art facility for our orthopedic shoulder surgeons. If surgery becomes necessary, our shoulder surgeons will ensure you receive the highest quality care. Our doctor’s offices are conveniently located in Plano. They will ensure you have a thorough examination and recommend the best course of treatment. If surgery becomes necessary, our expert orthopedic shoulder surgeon will ensure you understand the treatment options.

  • Christopher Hanssen, M.D. – Orthopedic Shoulder Surgeon in Plano
  • Shawn Hayden, M.D. – Plano Orthopedic Surgeon

To verify an arthroscopic shoulder surgery with one of our surgeons, or to find more information about the procedures, please call FAITH Surgical Center at 972-370-7200, or use our online contact form.