Shoulder and elbow surgery is a type of orthopedic surgery that is performed to treat a variety of conditions affecting the shoulder or elbow joint, including:
- Rotator cuff tear: A tear in the tendons or muscles surrounding the shoulder joint.
- Shoulder instability: A condition where the shoulder joint is too loose and dislocates easily.
- Arthritis: Inflammation and degeneration of the shoulder or elbow joint.
- Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis): Pain and inflammation in the outer part of the elbow.
Surgery for shoulder and elbow conditions can involve repairing damaged tissue, removing damaged tissue, or reconstructing the joint. The type of surgery recommended will depend on the specific condition and its severity. It’s important to follow your doctor’s instructions for a safe and effective recovery.