The medical team of the Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja is accustomed to treating injuries of the shoulder even of high competition athletes who need fast and very effective treatments to be able to continue developing their profession. Within this section, the most developed surgery has been arthroscopic surgery.

  • Shoulder Arthroscopy Technique: Arthroscopic surgery allows the diagnosis and treatment of joint problems through small incisions in the skin. A camera attached to an optician is used to visualize the interior of the joint. Small incisions (portals) are made around the joint. The arthroscope and surgical instruments will pass through these incisions. The arthroscope is inserted through the back of the shoulder. Saline solution flows through a tube (cannula) into the shoulder to expand the joint and improve visualization. The image is sent to a video monitor where the surgeon can see the inside of the joint. By visualizing the images of the video monitor, the surgeon can make a diagnosis. Different surgical instruments, such as a probe, can be inserted through other incisions to treat specific problems.
  • Treatment of other pathologies such as tendinitis, rupture of the rotator cuff, dislocations, fractures, epicondylitis (tennis elbow), brachial plexus injuries, prosthesis, etc.
  • Other techniques: subacromial decompression, complete or partial tear of the rotator cuff, capsular displacement, Bankart lesion, SLAP lesion, synovial problems, injured clipping, replacement of the shoulder joint, total replacement, removing the free bodies, repair of a separate runner, resection of the distal clavicle.