Arthroscopic Capsular Plication (Loose Shoulder Surgery)
What it is
This minimally-invasive surgery is used to relieve pain and loss of shoulder stability for patients with loose shoulder. A radiofrequency (RF) probe is inserted into the shoulder to stimulate the tissue capsule that surrounds the shoulder joint. This causes the tissue to contract, tightening the shoulder joint.
Once the surgeon creates a minimally invasive incision, the physician uses a probe to heat and stimulate the tissue capsule surrounding the shoulder joint. This stimulation causes the tissue to contract. The surgeon will stimulate only portions of the capsule that are necessary to provide sufficient tightness in the joint.