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Arthroscopic Surgery

Have you ever wondered how professional athletes are able to return to sports so quickly following an injury that requires surgery? One of the main reasons for their faster recovery time is due to medical advancements such as arthroscopic surgery. Arthroscopic surgery is a popular approach for dealing with many of today’s most common joint injuries.

Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used by orthopedic surgeons to diagnose and treat problems inside a joint with the use of a small pencil-sized viewing instrument called an arthroscope. The arthroscope and surgical instruments are inserted into the joint through a series of tiny incisions. Video from the arthroscope is displayed on viewing monitors, giving the physician a clear look inside the joint. This allows for more accurate diagnosis and assists the physician in repairing damaged tissues.

Arthroscopic procedures reduce recovery times and allow patients to return to their normal routine faster than traditional surgical techniques. Arthroscopic procedures are typically performed in outpatient settings, so patients can return home on the same day of the procedure. Smaller incisions, image guided procedures, and shorter recovery times lead to less risks and better outcomes for patients. If joint pain is slowing you down, SportsMED can get you back in the game.

Arthroscopic Procedures Performed at SportsMED

Hand surgery

  • Wrist arthroscopy with debridement

Hip surgery

  • Articular cartilage repair and loose body removals
  • Impingement syndrome
  • Labrum tears

Knee surgery

  • ACL and PCL tears (cruciate ligaments)
  • Arthritis and loose body removals
  • Articular cartilage repair
  • MCL and LCL tears (collateral ligaments)
  • Meniscus tears
  • Patellar tendon tears

Shoulder surgery

  • Arthritis and loose body removals
  • Impingement syndrome
  • Labrum tears (SLAP tears and Bankart tear)
  • Rotator cuff repairs

 

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Of Note

The material on this website is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. You should promptly seek professional medical care if you have any concern about your health, and you should always consult your physician before starting a fitness regimen. No representation is made about the quality of the podiatric services to be performed or the expertise of the podiatrist performing such services.

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