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Arthroscopic subacromial decompression (shoulder surgery)

Arthroscopic subacromial decompression can help relieve or reduce shoulder pain and improve your shoulder mobility Book online today

What is arthroscopic subacromial decompression?

Arthroscopic subacromial decompression surgery is used to remove inflammation around the muscles that move the shoulder and to remove spurs of bone (this is bony growth which has formed on normal bone).

How does arthroscopic subacromial decompression work?

This type of surgery is performed via keyhole surgery which means your consultant will insert a camera into your shoulder to examine the shoulder blade. Surgical instruments are then inserted into your shoulder by making small incisions to restructure your shoulder blade. The operation is normally done as a day case, which means you won’t have to stay in hospital overnight.

What will happen during my consultation?

When you meet with your consultant surgeon they'll ensure that you have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about your Arthroscopic subacromial decompression, they'll discuss with you what'll happen before, during and after the procedure and any pain you might have. Take this time with your consultant surgeon to ensure your mind is put at rest.

What are the benefits of arthroscopic subacromial decompression?

The benefits of this type of surgery means there is relief or reduction in shoulder pain and improved shoulder movement. The recovery process is variable and it may take 3 – 6 months to notice a great improvement in your symptoms.

How safe is the treatment?

Your consultant will go through any risks as these will vary depending on the individual.

Specialists offering Arthroscopic subacromial decompression (shoulder surgery)

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Mr Tom Lawrence

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBChB, MSc (Ortho Eng), MD, FRCS (Tr and Orth)

The Meriden Hospital

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Mr Michael Kurer

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MB BSc FRCS (Orth)

The Cavell Hospital 2 more Hendon Hospital The Kings Oak Hospital

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Mr Saad Elashry

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBCh, Mch(ortho), MRCSEd, FRCS (Trauma & Orthopedics)

The Meriden Hospital

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Mr Karthik Karuppaiah

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, MS(Ortho), MRCSEd, MSc (Evidence Based Orthopaedics), MCh (Orthopaedics), FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics)

The Blackheath Hospital 2 more Chelsfield Park Hospital The Sloane Hospital

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Mr Mark Broadbent

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBChB, FRCS (Tr&Orth), Diploma in Hand Surgery (BSSH)

Ross Hall Hospital

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Mr Amer Khan

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

BSc(Hons) MB BS FRCSEd FRCS(Tr&Orth)

The Blackheath Hospital 1 more The London Independent Hospital

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