Acromioplasty [Shoulder]

When shoulder surgery is prescribed, the surgical procedures used by physicians are used to provide more room for the rotator cuff tendons. In this procedure, called subacromial decompression, the bone spurs are removed, creating more room for the tendon to move normally. This type of surgery is referred to as an acromioplasty. During this procedue, the inflamed lubricating sack located between the rotator cuff and the underside of the acromion (bursa) is also removed.