Arthroscopy

ARTHROSCOPY
Ministry orthopedists perform arthroscopic surgeries — minimally invasive procedures for examination and procedures such as:

  • re-construction of ACLs
  • repair or remove torn cartlidge in the knee
  • shoulder procedures
    • repairing cartilage
    • repairing tendons (biceps and rotator cuff)
    • repairing ligaments
  • procedures can also be performed on joints in elbow, wrist, and ankle

A small camera-like instrument (arthroscope) is employed in these procedures to provide a detailed, real-time view for surgeons on a video monitor.  This eliminates the need for larger incisions to provide clear visual access to the surgery site.  Due to the smaller incision, and less associated trauma, arthroscopy patients can recover from their surgery in a matter of days, as opposed length of time it takes to recover from a conventional, “open” surgery.  Scarring is greatly minimized as well. Knee arthroscopy is one of the most common orthopedic operations to repair or remove a torn cartilage.

 

More information on Arthroscopy can be found at the AAOS (American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons)

 
 
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