Arthroscopy of the Shoulder Joint

- See: shoulder joint menu and arthroscopic RCT repair

Fluid Management:


  • 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;


Portal Placement:



Arthroscopic Techniques:


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

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 5:48 am