An arthroscopy is a surgical procedure where the surgeon uses a small camera (arthroscope) to inspect the inside of a joint for damage & disease. Sometimes, depending on what is found and the cause, they can clean the joint to relieve pain or discomfort caused by certain types of damage. It can also be used to assess the need for further, more complex joint surgery.
After Your Surgery:
After a shoulder arthroscopy, you may have some pain & discomfort for a few days afterwards. Normal pain killers should manage this quite well for you. If you need physiotherapy, your consultant will give you specific instructions for your physiotherapist to follow for you.
Depending on the findings from your arthroscopy, you may need further treatment or surgery. Your surgeon will discuss the findings and proposed treatment plan with you during your follow-up appointment after surgery.