Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive alternative to complex open surgery. It allows orthopedic surgeons to diagnose joint problems and perform surgery in a way that results in a better experience and outcomes for you.
In the past, traditional open surgery techniques required a large incision to expose a joint, which resulted in lengthy recovery times, increased risk of infection and prolonged pain and bleeding.
Arthroscopic surgery requires only small incisions around the joint. Because it is minimally invasive, this procedure is associated with short recovery times, decreased risk of infection, less pain and bleeding and a quick return to work.
An arthroscope is a pencil-sized camera that contains a lens and lighting system. When placed through a small incision into a joint, it enables the orthopedic surgeon to see inside the joint and accurately diagnose problems. In addition, thin surgical instruments can be inserted into the joint to immediately treat and correct problems. Today, arthroscopic surgery is one of the most common orthopedic procedures.
The doctors at University Orthopaedic Clinic & Spine Center are experts at performing arthroscopic procedures to accurately diagnose and repair injuries and problems of the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, hand and wrist. Visit our patient information/links tab to learn more about arthroscopy.
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