Shoulder Surgery Arthroscopic

Historically shoulder operations have been carried out with open approaches but I think most will agree the best shoulder surgeons in Melbourne and certainly throughout the world are using mostly keyhole or arthroscopic techniques. Recent publications have suggested that functional outcomes are higher in these groups compared to the standard shoulder approaches. Shoulder arthroscopy only involves 3 insertions in most situations and accelerated rehabilitation protocols. There are many orthopaedic surgeons in Melbourne who are specialised in shoulder arthroscopic or knee arthroscopic surgery and they will always be happy to provide a primary or secondary opinion as to the best form of treatment. Knee arthroscopy went through the same evolution of the 1980’s and we now know that the world’s best knee surgeons are very comfortable with arthroscopic approaches.