Arthroscopic Lysis of Adhesions

Arthroscopic surgery performed for persistent frozen shoulder.

Arthroscopic Lysis of Adhesions

If a frozen shoulder persists despite cortisone injections and therapy, the patient may be a candidate for an arthroscopic lysis of adhesions. The shoulder arthroscopy is a surgical procedure done with a small camera and instruments through small incisions called portals. This procedure allows the surgeon to directly visualize and release the adhesions that are restricting motion. The shoulder will also be manipulated in the operating room to measure the motion after the capsular release. Physical therapy will be a crucial part of the postoperative recovery and will begin almost immediately after surgery to ensure that the patient retains the motion gained in the operating room. The patient’s progress will be carefully monitored by their surgeon and physical therapists. Once the patient’s motion has improved, it is critical that they continue to do the exercises on their own to avoid developing the problem again in the future.

Modern Orthopaedics of New Jersey, Wayne, Parsippany, Dr. Peter DeNoble MD and Dr. David Ratliff MD. Orthopedic Surgeons, Hand Surgeon
DRUJ Instability/Arthritis, Ulnocarpal Impaction, DIP Pinning for Mallet Finger


Our world-class orthopedic surgeons have years of experience treating shoulder conditions. We believe that even the simplest problems should be evaluated by a specialist.

Personalized care

As our patient, you will have an in-depth consultation with one of our doctors. We will create an individualized treatment plan together, tailored to your problem and lifestyle. Our doctors prefer non-invasive treatments whenever possible, including physical therapy and/or injections. If your problem ultimately does require surgery, our doctors prefer the least invasive surgical techniques possible. Our goals are the same as yours: to get you back to living your best life, pain free. 

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