Minimally invasive shoulder arthroscopy
Just as knee arthroscopy revolutionized knee procedures and improved recovery times and outcomes for people with damaged knees, it also revolutionized shoulder surgery for the orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine doctor. Shoulder arthroscopy is a safe, minimally invasive procedure that allows Dr. Hannon to repair shoulder injuries, from a rotator cuff tear to impingement to shoulder instability, a torn labrum or a torn ligament. He performs the Bankart repair procedure to reattach and tighten torn labrums and ligaments.
Rotator cuff tear
Rotator cuff tear is a common sports injury that can happen to athletes and non-athletes alike. The rotator cuff is actually a group of muscles and tendons that form a cuff over the ball-and-socket shoulder joint. The rotator cuff holds the arm inside the joint and facilitates shoulder movement in different directions. When it is overused or injured, pain and loss of function can occur.
Shoulder instability is common. A torn labrum is damage to the cartilage lining the rim of your shoulder joint. The ligaments around the joint can also be damaged.
A Bankart lesion is a labral tear along the lower portion of the shoulder joint. A SLAP lesion involves the top portion of the shoulder joint. These shoulder injuries can cause shoulder instability and need to be repaired with shoulder arthroscopy.
More serious shoulder injuries may require a total shoulder replacement.
Bring your shoulder pain and shoulder injuries to Michael Hannon, MD. Call 310-362-3099 or use our convenient Request an Appointment form. Dr. Hannon welcomes patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Culver City, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Glendale and surrounding areas.