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Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Surgery Beverly Hills

By Steven Meier

Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure usually used to repair and reconstruct torn cartilage, tendons, and ligaments around joints like the shoulder. Dr. Steven Meier, an orthopedic surgeon in Beverly Hills, will use an instrument known as an arthroscope as a diagnostic tool to determine the severity of the tear and assess the extent of the damage done to the shoulder joint. The arthroscope is also used to perform the surgery.

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Surgery Beverly Hills

Dr. Meier will determine whether a patient is a candidate for arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery in Beverly Hills after an initial evaluation. f the rotator cuff tear is severe enough and does not respond to physical therapy or heal on its own after rest, ice and compression over a specified period of time, arthroscopy could be determined as a viable option. Patients will usually be placed under general anesthesia.

Dr. Meier will make several small incisions and insert the arthroscope into the shoulder joint. Equipped with a small camera and light at the end, the arthroscope then projects images onto a video screen in the operating room. Arthroscopic surgery is less invasive than traditional open shoulder surgery, and can cut down on post surgery recovery time, with less pain and blood loss for patients.

Immediately after surgery, patients will usually begin working with a physical therapist to start the rehabilitation process with small range of motion exercises several times a day. As the patient progresses and builds strength in the shoulder joint, the physical therapist will gradually increase the level of activity to include more active strength and conditioning exercises for the shoulder, such as light weight lifting and stretching, typically within six to eight weeks after surgery, depending on the patient.

Next, read more about Los Angeles shoulder surgery recovery.

 

 

Dr. Steven Meier
Steven Meier

Dr. Steven Meier is a renowned board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in regenerative sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Meier believes in treating each patient individually according to their needs.

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