Shoulder arthroscopy: Principles and practice

Anita G. Rao, Atsushi Yokota, Edward G. McFarland

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Shoulder arthroscopy provides an invaluable evaluation of the GH joint and subacromial space, and it has had an increasingly important therapeutic role in shoulder surgery. The minimally invasive techniques afforded by arthroscopic methods are well tolerated by patients and have a low risk of complications in the hands of experienced physicians and surgeons. Although the diagnosis and treatment of various shoulder pathologies by arthroscopic techniques have expanded considerably, open techniques have not been replaced by arthroscopic treatment. As techniques continue to advance, long-term results become better delineated, and surgical skill increases, the use of shoulder arthroscopy undoubtedly will continue to develop and evolve in the management of shoulder disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)627-642
Number of pages16
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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