Frozen Shoulder Surgery

Arthroscopic Capsular Release: This is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the surgeon making small incisions around your shoulder and inserting instruments to cut through the tight parts of your joint capsule.

    Expected Surgery Outcome

    The expected outcome of any frozen shoulder surgery is to relieve pain and restore normal motion in the shoulder. Most patients experience significant relief from pain and an improvement in their range of motion after recovery.

    Potential surgery complications and risks

    Just like any surgery, frozen shoulder surgeries also have common complications. These may include infection, bleeding, and damage to surrounding structures such as nerves or blood vessels.

    Risks

    • Infection: As with any procedure, there’s a risk of infection, although it’s rare.
    • Nerve damage: There’s a small chance that nerves near your shoulder could be accidentally injured.
    • Stiffness: Some people may experience stiffness in their shoulder after surgery.
    • Recurrent symptoms: In some cases, symptoms like pain and stiffness might return after surgery.

    Recovery after surgery

    After surgery, you’ll likely start physiotherapy to improve your shoulder’s range of motion. The length of recovery varies, with some people regaining full shoulder function within a few weeks, while for others, it might take several months. It’s important to adhere to your therapy regimen to achieve the best outcome.