A surgical procedure used to alleviate pain in the shoulder caused by AC (acromioclavicular) joint pain. This procedures involves the surgeon making one or more small incisions around the shoulder and inserting a small surgical camera (about the width of a pencil) into the incision.
This camera allows the surgeon to see the shoulder in high definition and navigate around all of the structures of the shoulder. Once the shoulder has been examined, the surgeon may decide to trim or remove damaged pieces of tissue, ligament or bone. This is done through the insertion of microsurgical tools into one of the pre made incisions. The incision is then closed with either a stitch or sterile adhesive strips.
Distal clavicle excision is performed as an outpatient procedure using a minimally invasive approach at Regency Healthcare’s state of the art surgical facility. Patients will not need to stay overnight and will be able to leave the surgical practice the same day.