Ligaments hold the shoulder joint in place and any injury to the ligament can result in instability of the joint and discomfort to the patient.
Characteristics of Torn ligament:
Cause: Age related wear & tear OR degenerative changes OR injury OR overuse or underuse of the shoulder.
Symptoms: Swelling, pain, decreased range of motion and joint instability.
Treatment: Shoulder arthroscopy is performed by an orthopaedic surgeon to repair ligament and capsule through a tiny incision. This will re-establish shoulder stability in people who suffer from recurrent shoulder instability due to the torn ligaments.