Shoulder Debridement


If you have damaged tissue or debris inside the shoulder joint, you may need to undergo a shoulder debridement. This is a minimally-invasive procedure performed with an arthroscope and is one of the most conservative treatment options available for patients who have any type of injury or trauma of the shoulder joint

Reasons to Undergo Shoulder Debridement in Las Vegas

If you have been in an accident or have some joint deterioration in the tissues because of age, you may need to undergo a debridement procedure. This minimally-invasive procedure can effectively repair damaged tissues by removing loose or damaged cartilage from the joint

Reasons to undergo this procedure include:

  • Damage from osteoarthritis
  • Wear and tear of the shoulder joint
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Limited range of motion and shoulder pain

How Shoulder Debridement is Performed

This procedure is performed with an arthroscope which means that we will need to make a very small incision to insert a camera into the treatment area before manipulating the tissue. The procedure is performed under anesthesia and may require creating a series of very small incisions in the shoulder. The joint is filled with fluid to provide the surgeon with more space to see and repair the damage. Your surgeon will perform the debridement process, which involves removing loose or damaged cartilage and, in some cases, filing down bone spurs.

Recovering from Shoulder Debridement

Lots of rest and physical therapy are typically recommended as part of the recovery plan after shoulder debridement. Physical therapy can help to restore mobility of the joint and also improve range of motion. The full recovery time varies from patient to patient and typically depends on how much damage occurred, how old the patent is, and the patient’s current state of health.

Schedule your appointment for a shoulder debridement consultation with one of our surgeons today.