What are the risks of shoulder arthroscopy?

Complications with shoulder arthroscopy are not common. Still, there are risks involved in any surgery. These can include allergic reactions to medications, breathing problems, bleeding, infection, and blood clot. Risks of shoulder arthroscopy include:

  • Shoulder stiffness
  • Continued pain
  • Weakness in the shoulder
  • Failure of the repair to heal
  • Injury to a blood vessel or nerve

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