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Debridement (extensive)

Arthroscopic shoulder surgery is an operation to help alleviate pain and restore your range of motion in the shoulder. For those who have a rotator cuff tear that isn’t able to formally repaired, this operation often works well. The operation should be accompanied by physiotherapy to help get the rest of your shoulder muscles moving to the best of their abilities. I Need A Surgery can help you schedule your surgery today.

How do I know if I need a debridement?

Whether from trauma, injury or abnormalities from a degenerative disease, a debridement can help to repair any tissues that are damaged. Growing older means a deterioration in your tissues. If you are dealing with a decrease in your range of movement or excruciating pain in your shoulder, you might need to discuss an extensive debridement. For those who have more than one area of tissue that is affected, an extensive procedure is needed to correct the problem.

How is the debridement procedure performed?

Using a general anesthetic, the debridement procedure takes about an hour to complete. A local anesthetic is injected into the surgery site to help numb the nerves to the entire arm. The nerve block for shoulder surgery is similar to an epidural used in other procedures. Small incisions are made in your shoulder. If movement in the shoulder is restricted, the tight ligaments have to be loosened.

With an extensive debridement, multiple ligaments and tissues have to be addressed to correct the problem. If necessary, a small portion of your bone might have to be removed. After the surgery is complete, the incisions are closed with sutures.

What is the recovery like after an extensive debridement?

Expect to spend a day in the hospital recovering. Your arm is put into a special sling for support and comfort. The day of your surgery, you will begin physiotherapy and exercises. You will use the sling for less than two weeks. You can begin driving your car within two to three weeks. Normal shoulder movement is restored at about six weeks.

How much does an extensive debridement cost?

Shoulder surgery in a hospital will cost you a whopping $79,500, while a managed care facility will run you $19,875. To save the most on your procedure, I Need A Surgery can get you the procedure through the Surgery Center Network for $7,950.

To help secure the best rate on your shoulder surgery, fill out the contact form on I Need A Surgery today to have your surgery scheduled at a nearby ambulatory surgery center.

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