The shoulder pain is one of the most common orthopedic problems our generation faces right now. The age group which was the biggest victim of this problem was mostly above sixty years, but unfortunately, the younger generation is slowly becoming the bigger victim of this problem. The issues with shoulder immobility commonly found among software engineers who spend hours in front of the computer.
The improper sitting posture, coupled with putting the body through massive stress, the condition of the joint deteriorates massively. Now, when we go for treatment doctors initially takes the superficial and passive path of treatment. In case that method fails, they go with the evasive and aggressive options.
The shoulder arthroscopy is one of those options which is moderately evasive and helps the doctor to get a closer look at the shoulder joint. They create a small opening near the joint and put a small camera in that incision to get a clearer image of the joint’s condition. The benefits of using this mode of treatment, due to a small incision, the post-surgery treatment is minimal, and the recovery time is quite less. In spite of all the benefits, we suggest our readers ask a simple question to themselves “Do you need shoulder arthroscopy?” We suggest our readers to never go under the knife if one doctor thinks so; it is advisable to get a second opinion before making the final decision. In this blog, we will try to list down some important question one must ask them before going under the knife.
A few questions to keep in mind:
- Is surgery the best option? Make surgery your last resort. It is advisable to avoid surgery in every possible way.
- What other alternatives are there to surgery and will these alternatives last longer than surgery?
- How long does the incision and inspection procedure take?
- What is the estimated recovery time?
- What is the experience of the doctor in doing such procedures?
- What complications can arise from the procedure?
- Does physiotherapy require after the procedure?
- How long will the patient take to return to his normal life?
- What limitations get imposed on the person who went under the knife?
- Will the person able to drive a car after the procedure in the future?
- Does the insurance cover the expense of such procedures?
- Will the patient experience any pain during the procedure?
- How long will the person have to take pre-surgery medications?
These are few of the most questions one must ask his doctor before going with surgery.
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