Mr Robin Mark Seagger MBBS MSc FRCS

GMC No. 4536697

Twitter @fixmyshoulder

www.fixmyshoulder.co.uk

c/o Emma Shires

emma.shires2@bmichoice.co.uk

Tel: 01706 869025

Practice Address:

BMI Highfield Hospital

Manchester Road

Rochdale

OL11 4LZ

Tel: 01706 655121

Arthroscopic Posterior Shoulder Stabilisation

Aim:                       

To prevent further posterior dislocation of the shoulder joint

Surgery type:        

Arthroscopic (keyhole)

Anaesthetic:         

General (asleep) usually with a nerve block

  

Objective:             

Repair the torn labrum (gristle) to the back of the bone socket

Stitches passed through the labrum via a cannula (tube)

Stiches and therefore labrum fixed to the prepared bone by plastic anchors

The joint capsule is also tightened during the procedure

Further soft tissue tightening may be required for severe damage

                               

Duration:               

60-120 minutes

Scars:                     

3 (1 on the back of shoulder, 1 on the front, 1 on the side - approx. 10-15mm each)

Sling:                     

External rotation brace- keeps arm at side with forearm facing forwards

External rotation brace for 3 weeks- except washing and exercises

Normal poly-sling up to 6 weeks

Wean form 6 weeks

 

Sports:                   

3 months-non-contact sports (cycling, jogging, swimming- breast stroke)

6 months- return to contact and overhead sports

 

Work:                     

Sedentary jobs- as pain allows

Manual jobs- return 6-8 weeks and adjust for up to3 months

 

Driving:                  

8weeks depending on comfort