At the Cape Shoulder Institute, arthroscopic surgery, being a minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment procedure utilising a small, lighted, optic tube, is performed regularly.
Many procedures can be carried out utilising this technique, some of which may be undertaken in the consulting rooms using local anaesthesia, most often under ultrasound control. This method thus avoids the need for admission to hospital.
Some operations can only be carried out through "open" incisions as it is not possible to perform them arthroscopically.
Examples of such operations are a shoulder replacement or the Latarjet stabilization operation. Every effort is made to reduce the scarring. Achieving maximum function with minimal pain is the aim of surgery.
In this section you may view the national and international publications from Dr Joe de Beer and the Cape Shoulder Institute. The abstracts in the relevant journals will be shown. The full articles may be seen on the websites of the journals or in Pubmed.