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Advantages and Contraindication


Diagnosis – usually achieved with history, examination and non-invasive imaging. Shoulder arthroscopy is helpful in identifying the undiagnosed painful shoulder, complex instability and partial cuff tears.

Treatment – most shoulder conditions can now be treated arthroscopically. In the correct hands, the results are now comparable and sometimes better than open surgery.


Inability to dissect in layers and therefore a potential for neurovascular damage.


Infection at site of portals
Severe arthritis
Lack of appropriate instrumentation

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