Arthroscopy in Crown Point, IN
What is Minimally Invasive Arthroscopic Surgery?
As one of the greatest advances in orthopaedic surgery in recent decades, arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that enables surgeons to see, diagnose, and treat problems within a joint using a miniature camera.
Unlike traditional orthopaedic surgery, which often requires larger incisions, arthroscopic surgery requires just one or two small incisions in the area that is being examined. The surgeon inserts a pencil-sized instrument (an arthroscope), that contains a small lens and fiber-optic lighting, which illuminate and magnify joint structures, enabling the surgeon to assess the interior of the joint on a television monitor. Finally, with a clear view of the damaged cartilage or ligaments, the surgeon can insert miniaturized surgical instruments and complete the necessary surgical repairs without disturbing nearby structures.
The advantages of this kind of minimally invasive procedure for the patient are less pain, less risk of infection, and a shorter recovery period.
Are You a Candidate for Arthroscopic Surgery? Call Us Today!
The board-certified specialists at Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants are experts when it comes to performing arthroscopic surgery. They can skillfully diagnose and effectively repair a wide range of injuries and conditions affecting the shoulder, elbow, knee, wrist, and ankle joints.
To learn if you are a candidate for arthroscopic surgery, call our office today at (219) 662-2279 to schedule a consultation or use our online Request an Appointment form to arrange your visit today.