Surgeons perform at least 1.77 million arthroscopic procedures annually, making it one of the most common methods of orthopedic surgery. At Mid Atlantic Orthopedic Associates, LLP, in East Brunswick, New Jersey, the board-certified and fellowship-trained experts use arthroscopic surgery methods to diagnose and treat a number of different pain-causing diseases and conditions. Call the office or click the provided appointment tool to schedule your visit with a compassionate surgeon now.
Arthroscopic surgery is a procedure in which your surgeon accesses a damaged or diseased joint in your body. During this procedure, your surgeon can view the joint in great detail, including all of its surfaces and structures, to look for problems and diagnose issues.
Arthroscopic surgery can also treat a variety of problems in your joints, making it a common treatment for chronic back pain, knee pain, and other kinds of pain.
You'll receive local, regional, or general anesthesia based on the specific condition and procedure. Most arthroscopic surgeries require only local anesthesia, and most are outpatient procedures.
During arthroscopic procedures, your surgeon creates very small ports (incisions) above a specific joint. They insert a slim, pencil-sized tool, the arthroscope, into one port. The arthroscope has a tiny camera and light so your surgeon can view the inside of your joint on a bedside monitor.
If your surgeon needs to perform any type of corrections, like removing loose cartilage or repairing torn tendons, they insert surgical tools through additional tiny ports nearby.
Your Mid Atlantic Orthopedic Associates, LLP, surgeon can use arthroscopy to identify a variety of problems in areas like the shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, hips, and ankles. Common issues your doctor may diagnose using this method include:
Depending on the circumstances, your surgeon may perform any corrective procedures immediately following your diagnosis.
The skilled surgeons at Mid Atlantic Orthopedic Associates, LLP, primarily use arthroscopy for knee and shoulder surgery. Some of the many problems your specialist can treat using arthroscopic surgery can include:
Arthroscopic surgery is now the preferred approach for many procedures that once required major surgery.
When compared to open surgery with a single long incision, arthroscopic surgery gives you many advantages, including:
You’ll also be able to resume your normal activities soon after you’ve healed.
If you’re interested in an arthroscopic surgical consultation, call Mid Atlantic Orthopedic Associates, LLP, or click the provided link now.