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Shoulder Arthroscopic capsular release

Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis is a condition that causes stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint. Treatment of frozen shoulder involves range-of-motion exercises and sometimes, arthroscopic surgery.

The bones, ligaments and tendons in the shoulder joint are encased in connective tissue. When this tissue thickens and tightens around the shoulder join, movement is restricted.

Doctors are not sure exactly why this happens, but it has been observed to be more common in diabetics and those who have recently had to immobilize their shoulder for a long period.

Why get arthroscopic capsular release?

Arthroscopic capsular release is the best form of treatment for pain and loss of mobility from frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis). The procedure is done by our orthopedic doctors through a keyhole using a radio frequency probe (special instrument used to cut).

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Preparation Time-

Post Procedure Care1-2 Days

Procedure Duration1-2 Hours

Back to Work3 to 7 days

Approximate Cost *Rs 80,000

Est. Recovery Period2 Months

*Price shown is an estimate. Actual prices may vary depending on the complexity of the treatment.


Routine blood, urine and cardiac tests as well as a pre-operative anaesthetic check up will be done before the surgery.

The procedure will be done by our orthopedic surgeons through keyhole surgery and the instrument that will be used is called a radiofrequency probe.

Physiotherapy will commence immediately after the surgery and will be completed in 2 sessions of 1-2 weeks each

After completion of the procedure, the shoulder will be mobilized in the same day and will be followed by physiotherapy.

You will be required to visit the hospital after 10 days for removal of sutures. This will then be followed by visits once a month for the first 3 months after the procedure. Follow-up check ups will then be done again at 6 and 9 months.

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The orthopedic doctors in Zoi's Orthopedic and Traumatology department specialize in capsular release surgery to treat torn shoulder ligaments and shoulder injuries, alongside the best orthopedic clinics in Hyderabad.

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Zoi's orthopedic doctors in Hyderabad provide comprehensive medical care and are amongst the top professionals for arthroscopic capsular release surgery. Our orthopedic clinic is one of the best in the city for treating orthopedic issues.

Dr. Madhusudhan Rao. J Orthopaedic Surgeon

Expertise: MBBS (KMC, Mangalore), D ortho (Davangere), M Ch Ortho (USAIM)

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