Arthroscopic surgery has significantly advanced the field of orthopaedic surgery and is often regarded as one of the greatest improvements in orthopaedic care. Shoulder arthroscopy is a commonly performed and accepted procedure for a wide variety of pathologies. Surgeon experience, patient positioning, knowledge of surgical anatomy, proper portal placement, and proper use of instrumentation can improve technical success and minimize complication risks.
Indications for shoulder arthroscopy are widespread. Intra-articular indications include biceps tears, labral tears, subscapularis tears, chondral injuries, loose bodies, early degenerative changes, adhesive capsulitis, and shoulder instability. Indications for subacromial arthroscopy include rotator cuff tears, subacromial bursitis/impingement, and acromioclavicular osteoarthritis. Expanding arthroscopic indications include coracoclavicular reconstructions, Latarjet and bone block procedures, suprapectoralis biceps tenodesis, and suprascapular nerve decompressions.
The use of arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder has been on the rise and is projected to continue to increase in this decade. The future for this procedure is certainly bright, but the learning curve remains steep and therefore investment in time for adequate training is essential.
This special issue focused on “Shoulder Arthroscopy” invites articles from researchers throughout the world to submit all manuscript types, including reviews, original research and perspectives, and can be extended to arthroscopy of other joints. The research topic may be related to biomechanics, clinical outcome, complications, innovative surgical techniques, patient management strategies, and related researches.
Dr. Zhenhan Deng, Assoc. Prof. Jiangtao
Dong, Assoc. Prof. Yusheng
Li, Assoc. Prof. Hua
Zhang and Assoc. Prof. Jiapeng
Manuscripts should be submitted via our online editorial system at https://imr.propub.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to start your submission. Manuscripts can be submitted now or up until the deadline. All papers will go through peer-review process. Accepted papers will be published in the journal (as soon as accepted) and meanwhile listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, reviews as well as short communications are preferred. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office to announce on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts will be thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. Please visit the Instruction for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) in this open access journal is 2500 USD. Submitted manuscripts should be well formatted in good English.