Arthroscopy of the Shoulder Joint

- See: shoulder joint menu and arthroscopic RCT repair

Fluid Management:

Positioning:

  • beach chair position is comfortable for both the patient and the surgeon and allows the option of converting to an open procedure (if necessary);
  • patients need to be seated with the torso raised to 70 deg with a foled sheet placed on the medial border of affected scapula (to maximize posterior exposure)
  • complications: hypoglossal nerve injury;

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Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 1:09 pm