Postoperative surgical pain has been extensively study with regard to anaesthesia pain
modalities, however little is published with regards to various arthroscopic shoulder
surgical techniques. An intriguing characteristic of shoulder arthroscopy is the various
arthroscopic pump pressures used by different surgeons. One could hypothesize that excessive
water retention from the arthroscopic pump could causes excessive tissue pressure and
swelling resulting in post operative pain. Unfortunately we could not find any literature in
the English language regarding varying pressure pump settings on post operative pain control.
For that reason we would like to assess how variable pump pressure effect tissue pressure
over pre set time points, and how this may relate to post operative pain control.