Complications in Shoulder Arthroscopy

  • Gregor Szöllösy
  • Bruno Toussaint


Shoulder arthroscopy showed a progressive technical improvement and widening of indications. This led to increased rate and change in surgical complications.

Many complications described in the early days of shoulder arthroscopy have disappeared along with improved or abandoned techniques. In the first large survey by the members of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the highest complication rate was associated with staple capsulorrhaphy (5.3 %) – a procedure that to our knowledge is not usually performed anymore.


Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Rotator Cuff Repair Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Portal Placement Brachial Plexus Block 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of TraumatologyUniversity Hospital of BaselBaselSwitzerland
  2. 2.Upper Limb SurgeryClinique généraleAnnecyFrance

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