Repeated overhead movements can squeeze and inflame your rotator cuff and bursa. Through the arthroscope, the doctor may see torn or swollen soft tissue of abnormal bone formations. I had the swollen soft tissue. Surgery helped clear space within my joint. Dr Springmeyer at the Highland Clinic in Shreveport performed the arthroscopic surgery. He removed the thickened bursa and trimmed the acromion bone to open up space.