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Complications 2011

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  • 1. Christopher M. Aland MD Orthopedic and Sportsmedicine Center of Bucks County
  • 2. Disclaimer
    • I own stock in Arthrocare and Johnson and Johnson
    • I have no conflicts of interest that affect my ability to teach this course
  • 3. Complications of Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • While rates are low, there are certain complications that are seen and can be avoided
      • Equipment related
      • Technique related
      • Patient related
      • General
  • 4. Equipment related
    • Hand instruments
    • Power instruments
    • Pumps and Fluids
  • 5. Technique Related
    • Vascular complication
    • Neurological complications
      • direct
      • indirect
    • Bone injuries
  • 6. Patient related
    • Obesity
    • MRSA
  • 7. General
    • Typically anesthesia related
    • Complications common to all surgery
      • Infection
      • Stiffness
      • Scar related
      • Pulmonary embolism
      • DVT
  • 8. A word about implants
    • Complication rate is directly proportional to the number of implants used
    • Cost factors involved
    • Murphy’s law

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