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When it comes to “shoulder surgery,” many individuals have questions and concerns regarding planning for the procedure, recovery and rehabilitation, not to mention potential complications. Yet, given the advancements in shoulder repair techniques and instruments, arthroscopy is a minimally invasive approach used for a variety of procedures. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has listed the following shoulder arthroscopic procedures:

  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Bone Spur Removal
  • Removal or Repair of the Labrum
  • Repair of Ligaments
  • Removal of inflamed tissues or loose cartilage
  • Repair for recurrent shoulder dislocation

To understand the premise of arthroscopy, consider the two Greek words that make up the term—arthro and skopein. Arthro means “joint,” while skopein means “to look.” As such, arthroscopy means “to look inside the joint.” With this in mind, a shoulder arthroscopy involves the use of a small camera called an arthroscope. It is inserted into the shoulder joint, allowing the orthopedic surgeon to see detailed images needed to guide each movement. Contrary to open surgical procedures, instruments used during arthroscopy are thin, and do not require a large incision. Without question, this extends the scope (no pun intended) of arthroscopy, as surgeons use the procedure for diagnostic purposes as well as reparative means.

A clear benefit of the arthroscopic technique is that it allows surgeons to access parts of the shoulder by navigating between muscles. An example is arthroscopic shoulder replacement, as conventional shoulder replacement procedures involve cutting through the rotator cuff muscles to reach the shoulder joint. While this results in far less post-surgical pain, this technique also contributes to an easier recovery, and patients can avoid risks associated with open shoulder procedures.

Even so, it’s important to understand that not all shoulder repairs utilize the arthroscopic procedure. An initial consult and comprehensive diagnosis is necessary to determine which surgical approach is best for you.

With a practice focused on minimally invasive, arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder, knee, elbow and hip, Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds is a highly respected Orthopedic Surgeon with a special interest in treating active populations and athletes of all skill levels. In fact, Dr. Reynolds is fellow-trained in sports medicine and advanced arthroscopy, and has extensive training and expertise in complex conditions of the shoulder. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Reynolds, or for additional information regarding shoulder arthroscopy, call today!

Posted on behalf of Kerisimasi Reynolds, D.O.

39180 Farwell Dr., Suite 110
Fremont, CA 94538

Phone: (510) 899-9200

Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds will help you achieve pain relief and return to an active lifestyle. Schedule Your Consultation Now!


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Masi Reynolds, D.O.

5 / 5.0

Based on 6 reviews

Becca Lopez

Dr. Reynolds is such an amazing doctor who is passionate and dedicates all his knowledge to help patients improve their health and injuries. I appreciate his patience and willingness to go above and beyond what is asked.

Rebecca M.

Dr Reynolds performed a very technical and complicated surgery on my son's shoulder last year. My son is (was!) a college football player and had 3 different shoulder surgeries to repair the same issue. After repeated failures I found Dr. Reynolds. He performed a Laterjet surgery which is something that is rarely done. Fast-forward a year, my son's shoulder has never had any more problems and he is stronger than ever. Thank you, Dr. Reynolds!

Ambessit J.

I went to see Dr. Raynolds because of his solid 5 star ratings. After seeing him, if I could, I would give him and his staff a solid 10 star ratings, and here is why: My 1st Impression: Beautiful and relaxing pictures of Canyons, welcoming & smiling staff, clean offices. My Time: Efficient and knowledgeable staff, and a reasonable wait time. The Best: .... Dr. Reynolds... every inch of his body exudes compassion. He listens attentively, takes his time to examine, he gives clear explanation of the injury, and answers all questions with care. Everything he did convinced me that I was lucky to have found him. (Thank you Yelp) :) I highly recommend Dr. Raynolds to my friends, my families and to anyone who's looking for the BEST and trustworthy surgeon. ~ Wishing you a smooth and quick recovery!

Andrea W.

I went to see Dr. Reynolds last week because I have chronic pain in my hip. He was incredible helpful and knowledgeable. He greeted me with a warm smile and was patient and kind, showing me exactly what the problem is and the treatment alternatives. He spent a lot of time with me and I am extremely happy with the treatment plan he has for me. I can highly recommend him.

Darla B.

Dr Reynolds has been amazing at treating many of my patients in need, including my daughter! Thank you, Dr Reynolds - I look forward to co-managing more patients in the near future!

Henrik Martin

Dr Reynolds is a Rock Star! I ripped a bicep tendon clean off my forearm in September 2016. After countless phone calls to the huge "Non Profit" hospital chain I usually go to, and the realization that they wouldn't be able to see me in several weeks, I decided to look elsewhere. My son had previously been treated by Dr. Haber at a small clinic in Campbell, so I called the clinic, and got an appointment with his colleague, Dr Kerisimasi Reynolds. I have to say that I was a little hesitant at first, because of his young age, and I was wondering how many surgeries he had performed. Anyway, I got a really good vibe from him, and he was super professional and explained everything really well in terms I could understand. He got me an MRI the same day, a follow up visit the next day I think, and he was able to do the surgery within the next 5 days. I decided to go for it, and it was a 1 hour surgery with a long recovery. This was in September, and I have my last physical therapy session next week. That said, I'd go under the knife for Dr Kerisimasi again anytime if I needed to. He's totally on top of his game, knows a lot about all the latest advancements in orthopedic surgery, etc. He also followed up with personal phone calls, emails, and even gave me his cell phone number in case I had post operation questions or concerns. I've been very active my whole life in a variety of sports and outdoors activities, and he has the mindset that he wants to enable you to get back to those activities as soon as possible, which I really appreciate. I give him an A+. He performed a state-of-the-art tendon reattachment surgery, and I'm basically fully recovered by now. I'm lifting weights, working without pain, and hope to be back in my river kayak this spring! I hope I don't have to see him in the operating room again, but if I do, I know I'm in good hands :-)

Kerisimasi Reynolds, D.O.

39180 Farwell Dr., Suite 110
Fremont, CA 94538

(510) 899-9200