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Arthroscopic Capsular Release Surgery

Arthroscopic capsular release is a keyhole operation which can reduce your pain and help you to move your shoulder more easily.

By Andrew Hatfield
Updated: 12th June 2023

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Our Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons offer arthroscopic (Keyhole) capsular release of frozen shoulder and hydrodilation, which is a minimally invasive treatment for frozen shoulder.

Privately you will benefit from no waiting lists or long delays for an arthroscopic capsular release at Fairfield Independent Hospital.

We work with all known insurance companies, and offer competitive self-pay prices if you do not have health insurance.

What is Arthroscopic Capsular Release?

Arthroscopic capsular release is keyhole surgery which allows the surgeon to release the tight capsule seen in frozen shoulder. Most people make a good recovery, have less pain and can use their shoulder better. It’s important to continue to do the exercises recommended by the physiotherapist to improve the movement and strength of your shoulder.

You will need a consultation with your surgeon to discuss which type of shoulder procedure is best for you.

Before considering surgery, it is important to be aware that all surgical procedures carry a certain amount of risk and it is important that you understand the risks involved with arthroscopic capsular release specifically.


Key facts about the procedure