Complications in arthroscopic shoulder surgery

P. Berjano, B. G. Gonzalez, J. F. Olmedo, L. A. Perez-Espana, M. G. Munilla

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Arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder is considered a safe technique, yet a variety of complications have been described. There are few published reports on the incidence of these complications. The aim of this study is to evaluate the complication rate of arthroscopic shoulder surgery. We retrospectively evaluated a series of 179 consecutive arthroscopic (n = 141) and combined (arthroscopic plus open; n = 38) procedures performed by the same surgeon. The overall complication rate was 9.49%. Combined procedures had a 5.26% complication rate and arthroscopic procedures a 10.63% complication rate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)785-788
Number of pages4
JournalArthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1998


  • Complications
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery


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