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Distal Clavicle Excision

Shoulder impingements are painful conditions where the space in between your shoulder structures begin to narrow, causing the internal components to pinch or rub against one another, when normally, they wouldn’t. A distal clavicle excision is a type of shoulder surgery that is used for treating impingement within the shoulder joint. If you are suffering from pain and discomfort due to shoulder impingement, schedule your distal clavicle excision at a nearby Ambulatory Surgery Center with I Need A Surgery.

How do I know if I need a distal clavicle excision?

If you sustained an injury, suffer from osteoarthritis or some type of degenerative joint disease, you might end up needing surgery to correct the problem. Osteoarthritis occurs whenever the cartilage that once served as a cushion between your bones ends up deteriorating because of an injury, infection, trauma or natural forces. Symptoms might vary, but they commonly include pain, inflammation and limited movement. In certain instances, pain might ensue when you try raising your arms, reaching up or lying on your shoulder.

How is the distal clavicle excision procedure performed?

You are given an anesthetic before the procedure begins. A small incision is made in your shoulder. An arthroscope is put into the shoulder through an incision. The camera is used to guide you throughout the surgery. A special tool is used to remove part of the shoulder where the impingement occurred. Sutures are used to close the incision before being bandaged. Your arm is then put into a sling.

What is recovery like after a distal clavicle excision?

Ice and rest are crucial to the recovery process. About a week after the surgery, you will be able to return to some of your normal activities. Rehabilitation exercises should be done on a regular basis. Your doctor will also prescribe physical therapy to help you regain strength and movement in the joint. Based on your adherence to the exercises provided, your recovery time will vary accordingly.

How much does a distal clavicle excision cost?

I Need A Surgery can get you the procedure through the Surgery Center Network for $5,100, versus having to pay $51,000 if you were to book the procedure through the hospital on your own. Pricing is exclusive of any implants or other hardware and is only an average. Your actual cost might be higher or lower.

Schedule your distal clavicle excision with I Need A Surgery

Even though you cannot always predict when something is going to happen to your shoulder, you can do something about it with a surgical procedure through I Need A Surgery.

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