Left Shoulder Arthroscopic Exam and Surgery
This exhibit features six illustrated arthroscopic steps to repair a series of left shoulder injuries. The initial exam revealed a subacromial bone spur with impingement, thick bursitis, a rotator cuff tear, a subscapularis tear with retraction, biceps tendinosis, a superior labral tear, and a scarred coracoacromial ligament. Debridement of the biceps tendinosis and labral tear were performed first. A suture anchor placed in the lesser tuberosity was utilized to repair the subscapularis tear. A radiofrequency probe then resects the bursa, and suture anchors are placed in the humerus. The surgery is concluded once the coracoacromial ligament is released, and the subacromial spur is removed.