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Subacromial Decompression

Subacrominal decompression is a surgical procedure for treatment of subacromial impingement, a painful condition caused either because of injury of rotator cuff (group of muscles that help move or stabilize joint) or development of bony outgrowths under the acromian (shoulder blade).

In arthroscopic subacromial decompression the scar tissue will be cleared off, bony outgrowths are smoothened and the size of subacromial area is increased. Increased subacromial area minimizes the chances of friction and helps in easier movements.

Shoulder Anatomy

Normal Anatomy of the Shoulder Joint
Shoulder Arthroscopy

Shoulder Arthroscopy

The video below shows Dr. McLaughlin performing an acromioplasty and rotator cuff repair. Please review the multimedia presentation "shoulder impingement" prior to watching the video to better understand the procedure. The video also shows Dr. McLaughlin repairing an L-Shaped rotator cuff tear.  Please watch the multimedia presentation on "rotator cuff repair" prior to watching this portion of the video. It wll help immensely in understanding the contents of the video. Click here to view Multimedia presentation of Rotator Cuff Tear

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