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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 Apurv Sinha

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedics

MBBS, MRCS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Thornbury Hospital

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Mr Kingsley Draviaraj

Consultant Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon

MBBS, MRCS Edn, FRCS Tr and Orth

Thornbury Hospital

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Mr David Thyagarajan

Consultant Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon

MBBS, MRCS, FRCS(Ed), FRCS Trauma & Orthopaedics

Thornbury Hospital

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Mr Richard Bryant

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MB BS, BSc, MRCS Ed, FRCS T&O

Thornbury Hospital

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Mr David Chan

Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon

MbChB FRCS Ed (Tr & Orth)

Thornbury Hospital

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