Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder impingement syndrome occurs when damaged or inflamed tissue impairs the parts of the shoulder from moving around. The tissue is usually above the shoulder joint.
Using minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques, your surgeon will remove the damaged tissue, and in many cases, cut a specific ligament and shave off the under part of a bone. The ligament is called a coracoacrimonial ligament, and the bone is known as the acromion.
At the end of the procedure, the small incisions are closed with stitches and covered with a dressing (bandage). Your surgeon will prescribe physical therapy and other instructions for maximum recovery.
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