CAM Procedure | Shoulder Osteoarthritis Surgery | Vail and Greater Denver CO
- 18 July 2021
- Posted by: hastingsio
- Category: Non classé
Dr. Peter J. Millett is an orthopedic shoulder surgeon with the Steadman Clinic in Vail, CO and is the pioneer of the CAM procedure. The surgical technique of the CAM-procedure is explained in this short video.
Osteoarthritis is the most frequent cause of disability in the United States. It manifests itself as a gradual and progressive degeneration of the shoulder joint. This diseases is very debilitating and is classically characterized by pain, weakness, restricted motion, cartilage loss (which covers the joint surface of the upper arm bone and shoulder cavity), and can be associated with bony deformities called osteophytes.
Treatment of shoulder osteoarthritis should be based on the patient’s age, severity of symptoms, level of activity, radiographic findings and other medical conditions present. Nonoperative treatment does not eliminate the actual pain cause but helps decreasing the symptoms. If this type of treatment fails, surgical treatment is a possible next step.
The most common surgical treatment for shoulder osteoarthritis is a total joint arthroplasty (replacement of the joint with a prosthesis), which offers satisfactory reports on pain reduction and functional outcome. This treatment method works well in older patients. The surgical technique of the Total Shoulder Arthroplasty is further explained in the following video:
Titled: “Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder | Total Shoulder Arthroplasty | Vail, CO”
Due to various reasons, such as the lifetime of the prosthesis, young, highly active patients are often poor candidates for shoulder arthroplasty.
The ideal surgical treatment for young active patients with symptomatic glenohumeral osteoarthritis is controversial. Dr. Millett has developed an aggressive arthroscopic (surgery through key holes) approach called Comprehensive Arthroscopic Management (CAM) for patients with advanced osteoarthritis as an alternative to arthroplasty.
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