Thermal capsulorrhaphy for shoulder instability
The purpose of thermal capsulorrhaphy (TC), also called electrothermal therapy or thermal shrinkage, is to treat joint instability or looseness of the shoulder ligaments. The procedure utilizes a radiofrequency probe or laser to deliver nonablative heat, which is intended to cause shrinkage of the collagen fibers comprising the shoulder ligaments or joint capsule, thereby tightening the capsule and stabilizing the joint.
- Hot Temperature
- Hyperthermia, Induced
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament
- Shoulder Joint