Capsular Release is performed with increased precision by key hole surgery, and is called an arthroscopic capsular release. The results are successful in over 80% of patients and the freedom from pain is quicker.Arthroscopic capsular release also allows the surgeon to look around the shoulder joint with the arthroscope for any other lesions or injuries. Capsular release is safer and more effective for people who have developed a resistant stiff (frozen) shoulder after injury, trauma or fractures.
What are the benefits of having a Capsular Release?
Surgery has been shown to be of benefit in both the early and later stages of a Frozen Shoulder. It is excellent for both pain relief and restoring movement, although intensive physiotherapy is essential after the surgery. This procedure is successful in over 80% of patients.
When do you need a Capsular Release?
Capsular Release usually perform for Frozen Shoulder condition. Frozen Shoulder is an extremely painful condition in which the shoulder is completely or partially unmovable. Frozen shoulder often starts out of the blue, but may be triggered by a mild injury to the shoulder. The condition goes through three phases, starting with pain, then stiffness and finally a stage of resolution as the pain eases and most of the movement returns. This process may take an awfully long time, sometimes as long as two or more years.
Frozen shoulder may be associated with diabetes and is also seen in patients with scar tissue in their hands, a condition called Dupuytren’s contracture. Surgery may be required to restore motion for some patients, as most people never regain full shoulder motion. It is also used in patients where their pain fails to respond to physiotherapy treatment.There are different treatments depending on condition which Dr.Kevin yip will advise during the consultation, if there is a need for a treatment or surgery. For an appointment with Dr.Kevin yip please call +65 6471 2691(24hours).