Shoulder Arthroscopy

Trauma or overuse can cause the shoulder’s soft tissues (ligaments, tendons, muscles and cartilage) to stretch or tear to the point where they can no longer provide the necessary support. A feeling of “looseness” may develop and the shoulder may “pop out” with some activities such as work, sports, or sleep.

Shoulder arthroscopy is performed under sterile conditions following an injection of a local anesthetic into the joint and/or general anesthesia.

A small incision is made to introduce a cannula with tubing attached. This tubing is connected to bags of saline used to irrigate and fill the joint space for better viewing. It also distends the joint space, allowing for easier passage of instruments. A second small incision is made to insert the arthroscope, which is attached to a camera and light source. These, in turn are attached to a video monitor to view and record the findings. Pictures may be taken and saved for later reference. A third incision may be made to introduce instruments for repair and to correct injuries. They may also correct tears and remove loose bodies.





For more information about Shoulder Arthroscopy, or to schedule an appointment, please complete our online form or call 559-432-3374.

Meet Robert Mochizuki, MD

Robert Mochizuki, MD, has more than 25 years of experience as an orthopedic surgeon, with an impressive resume and education. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from California State University, Fresno as a member of Phi Kappa Phi honor society with a degree in chemistry. From there, Dr. Mochizuki went on to medical school at University of Nebraska, where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, awarded several scholarships, recognized for his excellence in biochemistry, and eventually graduated first in his class.


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