Arthroscopic Surgery also called Keyhole surgery is a procedure that involves small surgical instruments to perform a surgery in the shoulder joint.
Two to five small cuts, about a centimetre long are made around the shoulder joint. Fluid is injected into the shoulder which helps to perform the surgery. The joint is examined with the use of a camera. Specialized surgical instruments are then used to perform the surgery. A Condition specific surgery is then carried out. After the surgery, the cuts are sutured and the wounds are dressed.
There are different open procedures that can be performed. This includes the most common Shoulder replacement surgery, Open AC Joint reconstruction and an ORIF (Open Reduction Internal Fixation) procedure.