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Cuban and Spanish orthopedic specialists are attending their second Exchange on Arthroscopy in Ciego de Avila, which includes such surgical procedures on two Cuban baseball players with shoulder injuries.

Dr. Jose Maria Altisench Bosch, president of the Spanish Arthroscopy Association, will be sharing operating room action with a multi-discipline Cuban team from Antonio Luaces Iraola Hospital in Ciego de Avila, to correct the injuries.

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which an examination and sometimes treatment of damage of the interior of a joint is performed using an arthroscope, a type of endoscope inserted into the joint through a small incision.

This time local baseball players Yorbis Borroto (shortstop) and Yordanis Perez (outfielder) will have the procedure; Borroto for a dislocation of his right shoulder, and Perez for a rotating muscle tear in his right shoulder.

The procedures will be broadcast live by closed circuit to a classroom at the Antonio Luaces Iraola Hospital for other specialists to observe.

Dr. Altisench Bosch, also a member of the International Arthroscopy Association, told the press the success of these minimally invasive procedures depends on proper diagnosis to avoid complications.

Source: Prensa Latina

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