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ARTHROSCOPY

Diagnosing & Treating Arthritis

What is Arthroscopy?

Arthroscopy was originally made popular in the 1960’s and has now become a very ordinary procedure for orthopedic surgeons and performed in an outpatient setting. During this procedure, the structure of the joint is examined using a viewing instrument called an arthroscope. This instrument is very tiny and usually has a small camera at the tip of it to navigate the area.

What Conditions or Diseases Does Arthroscopy Treat?

  • Diagnosing and treating non-inflammatory and inflammatory types of arthritis
  • Various types of joint injuries: cartilage tears, ligaments tears and strains, cartilage deterioration
  • Non-inflammatory degenerative arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Loose tissue or chips of bone or cartilage that can become lodged within the joint

What Areas of The Body Can Arthroscopy Treat?

  • Knees
  • Shoulders
  • Ankles
  • Spine
  • Feet
  • Elbows

About Arthroscopy Procedure & Recovery

  • Type of procedure: This is an outpatient procedure.
  • Anesthetic options: General anesthetic, spinal or epidural anesthetic, local anesthetic, or numbing just the area operated on.
  • Recovery:  The incision is usually a quarter inch long. Rest and elevate the joint for several days and apply an ice pack to reduce swelling.
  • Post-procedure therapy: An exercise program post surgery will be ordered, to prevent scarring and regain normal range of motion.

    What is Arthroscopy?

    Arthroscopy was originally made popular in the 1960’s and has now become a very ordinary procedure for orthopedic surgeons and performed in an outpatient setting. During this procedure, the structure of the joint is examined using a viewing instrument called an arthroscope. This instrument is very tiny and usually has a small camera at the tip of it to navigate the area.

    What Conditions or Diseases Does Arthroscopy Treat?

    • Diagnosing and treating non-inflammatory and inflammatory types of arthritis
    • Various types of joint injuries: cartilage tears, ligaments tears and strains, cartilage deterioration
    • Non-inflammatory degenerative arthritis
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Loose tissue or chips of bone or cartilage that can become lodged within the joint

    What Areas of The Body Can Arthroscopy Treat?

    • Knees
    • Shoulders
    • Ankles
    • Spine
    • Feet
    • Elbows

    About Arthroscopy Procedure & Recovery

    • Type of procedure: This is an outpatient procedure.
    • Anesthetic options: General anesthetic, spinal or epidural anesthetic, local anesthetic, or numbing just the area operated on.
    • Recovery:  The incision is usually a quarter inch long. Rest and elevate the joint for several days and apply an ice pack to reduce swelling.
    • Post-procedure therapy: An exercise program post surgery will be ordered, to prevent scarring and regain normal range of motion.

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