Nowadays, it is important for surgeons to find minimally invasive ways to treat patients. For example, a specialist in orthopaedic surgery or traumatology or a specialist in shoulder surgery has to remain on top of his game when it comes to new methods such as arthroscopy and microsurgery.
The goal is, of course, to provide the best care possible for a very wide range of patients from athletes, to patients with arthritis. Surgeons now aim to reduce pain and maximize performance. And of course, minimally invasive surgeries help reducing greatly the recovery time of the patients. If needs be, the surgery can be followed with rehabilitation programs specially designed by physiotherapists.
For instance, shoulder surgeons treat a wide range of pathologies : instability of the shoulder, lesions to the rotator cuff, osteoarthritis and frozen shoulder.
The shoulder is actually prone to various issues especially if the patient is an athlete. One particular problem is the risk of chronic dislocations (instability of the shoulder). After a first trauma, the risk of relapse is indeed greater. Sometimes the joint remains elongated despite immobilisation and re-education.
On a lighter note, you will be happy to learn that the recovery time when treated by a good specialist is not exceedingly important. Indeed after 6 weeks, you will be able to resume a light sports activity.