The main cause of the frozen shoulder is the strong joint stiffness. This usually causes pain. Also there is no difference between active and passive range of motion of the joint. In most cases this is overcome by conservative therapy.
The treatment of choice is arthroscopic lysis of adhesions of the pocket and the mobilization of the joint. The surgery is performed using a camera. Upon removal of the patient from the surgery required minimum analgesia.
The mobilization of the hand is immediate. On the same day, the patients can start intensive physiotherapy program for maintaining full range of motion.
What is the procedure before surgery ; strong>
Performed to prepare for surgery. Performed x-rays, blood tests and ECG . Take a complete medical history with emphasis on cardiac and respiratory problems, allergies or previous surgery. Becomes final check by a cardiologist and anaisthisiologo.I process is usually done a few hours before surgery . P>
required keeping patients in the hospital ; strong> p>
The patient may have been discharged on the same day . p>
What kind of anesthesia required ; strong> p>
This is determined in consultation with the anesthesiologist , but in most cases required general anesthesia . p>
What is the recovery time after surgery ; strong> p>
The return to full activities is about 4 - 6 weeks . p>
Αre there risks after surgery ; strong> p>
The complication rate arthroscopy is less than 1% when performed by trained orthopedic surgeons. These rates are much lower than with open surgery. p>