Arthroscopy has become a mainstay of minimally invasive orthopedic surgery. A host of intra-articular and periarticular lesions can now be safely and effectively addressed using arthroscopic techniques in both native and prosthetic joints.
Although not common, arthroscopy after total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) can be a valuable tool in addressing postoperative issues including instability, infection, component loosening, and pain. We describe a case of atraumatic posterior instability after a TSA, which was addressed arthroscopically, and then review indications for arthroscopic management of the painful total shoulder.
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