The shoulder is one of the most complex and versatile joints in the body. It is composed of three bones (Figure 1: humerus, clavicle, and scapula) and comprises three separate joints (Figure 2). It is a highly mobile and functional joints. It is also one of the most commonly injured joints.
Fortunately, the great majority of shoulder problems do not require surgery. In fact, over 90% of patients presenting with complaints in the shoulder are successfully managed with medical management and specialized physical therapy.
When conservative interventions fail arthroscopic and arthroscopic assisted methods handle all but the most severe and complex problems of the shoulder.