• Subacromial impingement which has failed to respond to conservative measures.

  • Small degenerative rotator cuff tears up to 1 cm in diameter.


Rotator Cuff Tear Acromioclavicular Joint Subacromial Impingement Slap Lesion Subacromial Bursa 
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Further Reading

  1. Barfield LC, Kuhn JE. Arthroscopic versus open acromioplasty: a systematic review. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2007;455:64–71.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Chin PY, Sperling JW, Cofield RH, et al. Anterior acromioplasty for the shoulder impingement syndrome: long-term outcome. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2007;16(6):697–700.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Neer CS2nd. Anterior acromioplasty for the chronic impingement syndrome in the shoulder. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2005;87(6):1399.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Odenbring S, Wagner P, Atroshi I. Long-term outcomes of arthroscopic acromioplasty for chronic shoulder impingement syndrome: a prospective cohort study with a minimum of 12 years’ follow-up. Arthroscopy. 2008;24(10):1092–8.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic SurgeryLeeds Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustLeedsUK

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