Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Debridement

Arthroscopic rotator cuff debridement in the absence of a full-thickness tear shows long-term results and minimizes additional trauma related to surgery. Arthroscopic debridement or a clean-up is a surgical procedure performed using an arthroscope. In this procedure, the cartilage or the bone that is damaged is removed using surgical instruments and the edges of the articular cartilage that are rough will be smoothened. A wash out or joint lavage is done using a special tool to spray jets of fluid to wash and suck out to remove the remaining debris around the joint. After lavage any remaining loose bodies or fragments are removed. Debridement helps to reduce pain and slows down the progression of arthritis. After undergoing arthroscopic debridement procedure you may return to your sports and other activities much faster in comparison to the other traditional procedures.

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