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Description: This series of medical illustrations shows arthroscopic subacromial decompression shoulder surgery to repair tendinitis and inflammation of the left shoulder AC joint, secondary to a potential rotator cuff ligament tear. The images show an acromioplasty procedure with the surgeon removing bone spurs that irritate and fray the tendons of the rotator cuff muscle (supraspinatus).

Last Updated: Apr 30th, 2015