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This week’s answers:
I am hoping to get some clarification regarding proper procedure of a diagnostic shoulder arthroscopy.
This is in reference to a arthroscopy I had in 2011 that was intended to address complaints of night time anterior instability, biceps pain, posterior pain, and pain on the outside edge of the arm. There was also a planned distal clavical resection and subacromial decrompression based on MRI and XRAY findings.
I had a history of multidirectional instability, posterior labral tear due to a traumatic injury. It should be noted that the performing surgeon had operated on this shoulder previously, so history was known.