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What is arthroscopic debridement of the shoulder?

Shoulder arthroscopy and debridement is a relatively common, non-invasive medical process during which a surgeon uses an arthroscopy procedure to view the inside of your shoulder joint. The surgeon then makes small cuts to address tissue that is affecting your shoulder mobility or causing pain. 

Arthroscopic debridement is recommended for those whose shoulder pain does not improve with non-surgical interventions, such as physical therapy, rest, or medication.

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* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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