The Right Treatment For You:

Arthroscopy

 

Why is Arthroscopy Necessary?

Diagnosing joint injuries and diseases start with a thorough process of tests. Through the arthroscope, a final diagnosis can be made, which may be more accurate than through open surgery or from X-ray result studies. Scoping offers many advantages over regular surgery or open surgery. Scoping a joint includes only a few small incisions, so the patient experiences less pain during their shorter recovery time. 

Reasons to have an arthroscopy procedure:

  1. Injury of a joint during a sports activity.
  2. Joint pain that doesn’t respond to conservative therapy such as rest, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory medication.
  3. To repair torn ligaments or cartilage.
  4. To remove cysts in or near a joint.
  5. To examine a joint for damage.

Disease and Injuries

Disease and injuries can damage bones, cartilage, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.

Some of the most frequent conditions found during arthroscopic examinations of joints are:

  1. Inflammation: For example, synovitis is an inflammation of the lining in the knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, or ankle.
  2. Acute or Chronic Injury
  3. Shoulder: Rotator cuff tendon tears, impingement syndrome, and recurrent dislocations
  4. Knee: Meniscal (cartilage) tears, chondromalacia (wearing or injury of cartilage cushion), and anterior cruciate ligament tears with instability
  5. Wrist: Carpal tunnel syndrome
  6. Loose bodies of bone and/or cartilage: for example, knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, or wrist

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Board Certified

NASA Bone & Joint Specialists are Board Certified in general orthopedics and sports medicine — providing the highest quality care.

All Ages

NASA Bone & Joint Specialists accepts patients of all ages, seeing fractures and youth sports injuries the same day.

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25+ Years

NASA Bone & Joint Specialists’ Doctors have been providing excellent care for their patients for nearly 30 years.

Professional Staff

All of our staff, from surgeons to the front desk staff, are trained and certified to exceed our patient’s needs & expectations.

Cutting-Edge Treatments

NASA Bone & Joint Specialists utilizes the latest techniques and technologies to provide exceptional treatment for each and every patient.

Arthroscopic Surgery Near You

Arthroscopy is an orthopedic surgery that allows doctors to look inside a patient’s joints and make repairs if necessary. It is most commonly used to address problems in the kneesshoulders, or hips.
In an arthroscopic examination, an orthopedic surgeon will make a small incision in the patient’s skin and then insert pencil-sized instruments that contain optical fibers and lenses, to magnify and illuminate the structures inside the joint. Light is transmitted through fiber optics to the end of the arthroscope that is inserted into the joint.
The arthroscope is connected to a video camera and the interior of the joint is seen on a television monitor. By doing this, the surgeon is able to see the interior of the joint through this very small incision rather than a large incision that would be necessary for open surgery. Because scoping requires only small incisions, it’s labeled a minimally invasive procedure.
The television camera attached to the arthroscope displays the image of the joint on a television screen, allowing the surgeon to look throughout the joint. For example, if the surgeon was looking at a patient’s knee, now the surgeon can see the cartilage, ligaments, and under the kneecap. The surgeon can then determine the type of injury and can repair or correct the problem, if necessary.

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