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Scapular Arthroscopy

What is Scapular Arthroscopy?

Scapular arthroscopy is an advanced arthroscopic (keyhole surgery) technique used to treat certain cases of snapping scapula syndrome. An arthroscope is placed into the space between the scapula (shoulder blade) and the ribcage to remove inflamed tissue and prominent bone from the under surface of the scapula.

After Scapular Arthroscopy

In general, scapular arthroscopy patients will go home the day after surgery. Your arm will be in a sling for a short period of time. Following surgery, you’ll be referred to a physiotherapist. It is crucial that the physiotherapy rehabilitation program is followed properly after surgery. 

Scapular arthroscopy is an advanced technique and it is only required in certain patients. The surgeons at the Melbourne Shoulder and Elbow Centre will assess your shoulder problem and advise you as to whether scapular arthroscopy can help your specific issue. 

For more information on scapular arthroscopy, we recommend contacting our surgeons for an initial consultation. 

Surgeons that perform this procedure

A/Prof. Simon Bell

Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Mr Brendan Soo

Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Mr Harry Clitherow

Orthopaedic Surgeon

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