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.
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?
A shoulder dislocation usually tears the labrum, which is a rim of cartilage around the socket of the shoulder joint. Repeated shoulder dislocation also stretches the shoulder joint capsule. Arthroscopic Stabilisation surgery repairs the torn labrum back to the bone and tightens the stretched capsule.
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.
Get in touch with us!
Dr David Colvin consults at:
Western Orthopaedic Clinic
Suite 213, 25 McCourt Street,
Subiaco WA 6008 (Perth)
- These rooms are part of St John of God Subiaco Hospital.
- Parking is available on site.
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