During shoulder arthroscopy, a small camera (an arthroscope) is inserted into your shoulder joint and the shoulder is filled with fluid. This is also known as key-hole surgery. The camera displays images on a screen, which are then used to guide miniature instruments during the surgery. This allows inspection, diagnosis and repair of damage within the shoulder joint. New instruments and techniques mean that the procedure is becoming quicker and simpler to perform.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.