Shoulder – Subacromial Decompression

Subacromial decompression is a relatively non-invasive arthroscopic procedure to treat subacromial impingement syndrome. Subacrominal impingement is a condition where the rotator cuff anatomytendon is pinched between the humeral head and the undersurface of the acromion.  Arthroscopic subacromial decompression may be recommended by your physician if a course of conservative treatments such as medications and physical therapy fails to resolve your symptoms.

The video below demonstrates this procedure. 

A patient’s surgery may vary according to the individual’s condition.