Arthroscopic Shoulder StabilisationKeyhole shoulder surgery for shoulder dislocation
Perth shoulder surgeon | Orthopaedic surgeon Dr David Colvin - shoulder and knee surgery
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What is Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilisation?
Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilisation is a minimally invasive operation which allows Dr Colvin to correct instability of the shoulder joint.
The procedure, sometimes referred to as arthroscopic labral repair, is performed to stop the ball of the shoulder joint from coming out of its socket. It’s performed as keyhole surgery to treat shoulder dislocation.
About Dr Colvin
Dr. David Colvin, trained in orthopaedic surgery in Perth. David's specialty is knee and shoulder surgery and sports injuries.
Why do I need Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilisation?
What happens during the procedure?
To undertake Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilisation surgery, Dr Colvin will make a small incision. This incision, which is about one centimetre long, allows the arthroscope to be inserted through the skin and into the shoulder joint.
Once the arthroscope is in the shoulder joint, he will be able to see the inside of the joint on a large screen and identify the labral tear and any other damage to the shoulder joint.
Once the torn labrum is identified, your orthopaedic surgeon will make two more incisions to allow the insertion of instruments and anchors to repair the labrum back to the bone.
The anchors are small plastic screws with sutures attached. At the end of the procedure, the incisions are closed with sutures and tape, and a waterproof dressing is applied.
In the field of shoulder and knee reconstruction, successful outcomes from an operation are 50% surgery and 50% rehabilitation. You could say the surgery is the easy bit, the rehabilitation is all hard slog. Dr Colvin’s CO.RE exercise programs are just that, a core plan for your successful recovery.
What happens after the procedure?
When you wake up after surgery, you will have a sling on, and that stays in place for six weeks. Pain medications are prescribed to keep you comfortable.
A physiotherapist will see you in hospital a day after surgery to start early movement and prevent the shoulder from becoming too stiff.
Dr Colvin will give you one of his personalised rehabilitation protocols for the best results from your Arthroscopic Stabilisation Surgery.
Arthroscopic Stabilisation has some significant benefits over Open Shoulder Stabilisation (also known as a Latarjet procedure). It’s minimally invasive surgery which means the risk of complications is lower, the pain is reduced, and this allows for a shorter stay in hospital.
Get your shoulder instability sorted.
Shoulder instability and shoulder pain will stop you from enjoying life to the full. Getting treatment for your dislocated shoulder will allow you to get back to work and sport without shoulder pain.
If you are in Perth and need to make an appointment with an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, call 08 9489 8788 to see Dr David Colvin at our practice, at SJOG Subiaco.
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Dr David Colvin consults at:
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Dr David Colvin operates at:
St John of God Subiaco Hospital
12 Salvado Rd,
Subiaco WA 6008