The treatment of shoulder impingement depends on several factors, including the amount of debility, the duration of symptoms and the functional expectations and health of the patient. If conservative measures like medications, injections and physical therapy fail, surgery may occasionally be necessary to help you regain good, pain free function, and long-term shoulder health. Surgery involves removing irritated tissue like the bursa and shaving down prominent bone spurs that cause irritation of the soft tissues. Traditionally this is done through large incisions with significant bleeding, tissue damage, pain and scarring, necessitating spending time in the hospital.
At Oceana Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Dr Aboka performs minimally invasive, all-arthroscopic treatment for shoulder impingement through keyhole incisions. This cutting-edge technique allows for thorough inspection of the shoulder joint, and facilitates identification and treatment of other painful conditions that may be present, ensuring return to good shoulder function. This procedure is outpatient/same-day surgery, and leads to less pain and scarring and quicker recovery.