An Overview of Snapping Scapula Treatment

Snapping scapula syndrome, also known as scapulothoracic bursitis, causes pain and mechanical catching and grinding symptoms around the shoulder blade (scapula). Using minimally-invasive arthroscopic surgery, the problem can be treated and cured. This procedure, which is not widely available, has been refined by Dr. Peter Millett and involves removing bone spurs and inflamed tissue to restore full painless motion. Recovery is typically quick, and sometimes can even be within a few days from the procedure.

Arthroscopic procedures can vary and can help treat other symptoms and conditions.  For example, if you are experiencing ongoing shoulder popping and instability associated with a snapping scapula (shoulder blade) then arthroscopic surgery can treat and cure the shoulder related pain and mechanical catching and grinding symptoms in the shoulder blade region.

Scapulothoracic Bursitis Diagnosis

Snapping Scapula Surgery Videos

For additional details on scapulothoracic bursitis, or to determine if you are a candidate for surgical snapping scapula treatment, please contact the orthopedic office of Dr. Peter Millett.

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Stacey Stratton
Corporate Personal Trainer
Snapping Scapula Syndrome

“Before my surgery, I was not thriving, but rather surviving. Over 12 years of living in constant state of pain, I am pain free and no longer have migraine-like headaches. I am thriving! I have my life back and I owe to all to Dr. Millett and his team!”Read more

Snapping Scapula Images

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Shoulder Scapula Illustration

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