Anaesthetic considerations for shoulder surgery
AbstractThe history of shoulder surgery dates as far back as the ancient Egyptian empire with 3 000-year-old hieroglyphics referring to a leverage method of shoulder reduction.1 Since then, however, technological advancements as well as a better understanding of human anatomy have led to the advancement of surgical techniques for a wide variety of orthopaedic procedures for various shoulder pathologies. Recent surgical advances have resulted in the development of minimal access arthroscopic procedures with resulting improvements in speed of convalescence.
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