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The shoulder performs the greatest range of motion among all joints of the human body. If your shoulder does not function normally, it may keep you from practicing your favorite sport or can reduce the quality of your life. When the limitation is severe, it can affect your normal daily activities, such as combing your hair, dressing, sleeping or opening a door. There are different medical conditions that can affect the shoulder and cause complex sufferance, from debilitating pain to loss of function. Dr. Popescu offers advanced mini invasive shoulder arthroscopy procedures for sports or traumatic injuries and for degenerative shoulder conditions in Bucharest.

Dr. Popescu’s practice is devoted to the treatment of problems affecting the shoulder region. He has routine experience in diagnosing and treating complex pathologies and disorders that may affect the shoulder joint, shoulder girdle and upper limb. While using the latest diagnostic techniques, including careful physical examinations and dynamic ultrasound scans, Dr. Popescu ensures that the correct diagnosis justifies the optimal personalized treatment: shoulder arthroscopy (e.g. rotator cuff repair or shoulder stabilization), minimally invasive open shoulder surgery, shoulder arthroplasty, osteosynthesis or reconstructive tendon transfers. Since January 2020, Dr. Popescu performs shoulder surgeries and shoulder arthroscopy in Bucharest.


While many arthroscopic or open surgery on the shoulder joint have similarities, each is unique in its technical approach and especially because of the specific situation of each patient. Dr. Popescu offers a wide range of surgical solutions and procedures for a variety of sports, traumatic and degenerative injuries and conditions.

Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Surgery:

  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Reconstruction
  • Reconstructive tendon transfers
  • Superior Capsule Reconstruction
  • Biceps Tenotomy or Tenodesis
  • Subacromial Balloon

Arthroscopic Stabilisation:

  • SLAP Repair
  • Bankart Repair
  • Dynamic Anterior Stabilisation
  • Latarjet
  • Posterior Bone Block
  • Eden Hybinette
  • Revision surgery of the failed Latarjet or Bone Block procedures
  • AC Joint Repair
  • AC joint stabilization with tendon transfer

Other arthroscopic shoulder surgery:

  • Subacromial decompresion
  • Acromioplasty
  • Subacromial bursectomy
  • AC Joint Resection
  • Paralabral cysts decompresion
  • Calcification removal
  • Complex arthrolysis
  • CAM – Procedure : Comprehensive Arthroscopic Management
  • Brachial Plexus Neurolysis
  • SSN Neurolysis
  • Axilaris Neurolysis
  • Arthroscopic Release for postero-superior impingement (Sportsman Shoulder)
  • Palliative and Reconstructive Tendon Transfers
  • Arthroscopic revision of failed previous shoulder surgery

Open Shoulder Surgery

Arthroplasty – shoulder joint replacement:

  • Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Stemless, Short Stem or Tumoral Arthroplasty
  • Arthroplasty revision
  • Tendon Transfers associated to Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

Fracture repair – Osteosynthesis:

  • Clavicle Fracture Fixation
  • Humerus Fracture Fixation
  • Scapula Fracture Fixation

Other open surgery:

  • Pectoralis Major Repair
  • Latisimus dorsi transfer
  • Snapping Scapula Treatment
  • Winging Scapula Treatemtn
  • Sternoclavicular Surgery
  • Tendon transfers