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How can arthroscopic surgery help me?

The aim of this surgery is to help patients relieve pain and regain their mobility. This type of procedure entails multiple benefits.

Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure performed by orthopedic surgeons to look at joints, diagnose problems, and treat inflammations, torn ligaments and tendons, loose bone or cartilage, joint issues, and even some diseases. This procedure revolutionized the treatment and repair of joint damage, being performed by making tiny incisions in the affected area.

This surgical procedure can be performed to treat and repair:

  • Problems of the knees, including torn anterior cruciate ligament, the torn meniscus cartilage, cartilage transfer, new cartilage stimulation, plica syndrome, damaged meniscus, dislocated kneecap.
  • Shoulder problems - torn rotator cuff, tendonitis, bursitis, arthritis, frozen shoulder
  • Hip problems - loose cartilage bodies, cartilage damage, arthritis, snapping hip syndrome
  • Ankle problems - cartilage damage, bone spurs, posterior ankle pain, scar tissue or loose debris
  • Problems of the elbow - cartilage damage, bone spurs, tennis elbow, arthrofibrosis, loose cartilage bodies or debris
  • Wrist problems - ganglion cysts, ligament injury, fractures.

The main benefits of the arthroscopic surgery

The advantage of this method is that the whole healing process is faster. Patients can even be discharged on the same day the arthroscopic surgery was performed. Most benefits of arthroscopic surgery result from the minimally-invasive technique performed:

  • Lower risk of complications
  • Less postoperative pain
  • Less scarring
  • Short hospitalization
  • Shorter recovery time
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