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Arthroscopic Labral Repair

Shoulder arthroscopy with a labral repair is the term used to describe surgery done for patients with a torn labrum or SLAP tear. The labrum is cartilage that lines the rim of the glenoid (the socket of the shoulder joint). It acts to stabilize the ball (humeral head) of the shoulder within the joint. A common sports injury among throwing athletes, a torn labrum can be a source of significant pain and discomfort for patients.

You may be a candidate for an Arthroscopic Labral Repair if you have :

  • An X-ray is taken to rule out any bony defect, as well as an MRI to evaluate the shoulder cartilage for injury.
  • Pain with movement especially throwing motion
  • Feeling of instability in shoulder
  • Locking, Clicking, Catching

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff

Repair Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is often done in conjunction with an arthroscopic subacromial decompression and distal clavicle excision for treatment of shoulder impingement accompanying a rotator cuff tear.


Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique used in the treatment of sports medicine injuries. It involves the use of a fiber-optic camera, which we place into a joint through a small incision in order to visualize ligaments, cartilage, and soft tissue. Through another small incision, we can then use small instruments to remove or repair broken or damaged tissue.

Total Knee Arthroplasty

Total Knee Arthroplasty is the reconstruction, or replacement, of the knee joint. In a total joint arthroplasty, the damaged joint is removed and replaced with an artificial joint. The objective of total joint replacement is to relieve the pain in the joint caused by the damaged cartilage.

You may be a candidate for Total Hip Arthroplasty if you have:

  • An X-ray is taken to rule out any bony defect, as well as an MRI presenting damaged joint and damaged cartilage.
  • Been diagnosed with Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or avascular necrosis
  • “Grinding” or “grating” of hip joint
  • Limited range of motion and function due to stiffness and severe pain
  • Attempted conservative treatment such taking Nsaids, physical therapy and non-surgical treatment options to no avail.

Your care team comprising of our Board Certified orthopedic surgeons will review diagnostic studies as well as any additional studies that may be required to help determine the source of your pain. After they have reviewed your medical history to help determine the source of your pain, your orthopedic surgeon will provide specific details and provide the best comprehensive treatment options. Contact DOCS Health to schedule an appointment.