Minimally invasive shoulder repair
Shoulder arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that Dr. Hersch uses to examine and repair the tissue around your shoulder joint, as well as to treat a variety of shoulder conditions.
Through small incisions he makes in your shoulder, Dr. Hersch will insert a small camera attached to a fiber-optic cable to view the inside of your shoulder joint. This camera projects pictures of your shoulder joint to a video screen, which he uses to locate the source of your injury. If you need a shoulder repair, Dr. Hersch uses miniature surgical instruments to restore your shoulder’s mobility.
Arthroscopy can be used in many applications, including the following:
Arthroscopy often results in less pain and stiffness, fewer complications, and faster recovery than open surgery.
Shoulder arthroscopy is an outpatient procedure, meaning you can go home the same day. The procedure itself usually talks less than an hour. Though full recovery can take weeks or months, exercise and physical therapy can help with healing.