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Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopic Surgery services offered in Jacksonville, Gainesville, Lake Worth, Pensacola, Tallahassee and Lynn Haven, FL, Brunswick, Savannah and Pooler, GA, Bluffton, Greenville, Mount Pleasant and North Charleston, SC, Bellaire, TX and Kansas City and Leawood, KS

Arthroscopic surgery diagnoses and treats orthopedic conditions that involve the joints. The experts at Medicus Spine & Joint, with five locations and growing in Brunswick, Georgia; Mount Pleasant and Bluffton, South Carolina; and Gainesville and Jacksonville, Florida, perform arthroscopic surgery to help their patients suffering from joint pain. Call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today. 

Arthroscopic Surgery Q & A

What is arthroscopic surgery?

Arthroscopic surgery is a surgical technique that allows orthopedic surgeons to see and treat a joint condition using small incisions.

For these procedures, the surgeons use an arthroscope, a thin tube with a light and camera that transmits images of your joint onto a computer screen. This allows them to perform procedures without having to make a large open incision, causing less body damage. 

Who needs arthroscopic surgery?

The orthopedic surgeons at Medicus Spine & Joint determine who needs arthroscopic surgery after a consultation. They perform the procedure to evaluate your joint, diagnose the problem, and surgically treat it.

You may need arthroscopic surgery if you have:

  • Synovitis (inflammation of the synovial sac in a joint)
  • Rotator cuff tendon tear
  • Recurring shoulder joint dislocation
  • Wearing away of the cartilage in the knee (osteoarthritis)
  • Meniscal tears in the knee
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear in the knee
  • Loose body in the shoulder, wrist, knee, or ankle

Medicus Spine & Joint treats all types of joint pain conditions, including ankle and foot pain, hand and wrist pain, and hip and knee pain. They may recommend arthroscopic surgery if conservative care fails to ease your pain, and they need to diagnose and treat the underlying cause.

What happens during arthroscopic surgery?

Your orthopedic surgeon at Medicus Spine & Joint customizes your arthroscopic surgery based on the location and suspected cause of your joint pain. 

Though less invasive than open joint surgery, your surgeon performs your procedure in a surgical suite using anesthesia. Your surgeon makes a small incision at your joint and inserts the arthroscope.

Then, they make additional incisions to insert the tiny surgical tools they need to treat your joint condition. 

What can I expect after arthroscopic surgery?

You may go home the same day as your arthroscopic surgery, or your surgeon may have you remain at the hospital overnight. 

Medicus Spine & Joint refers you to physical therapy following your procedure to support the healing process. You can go back to most of your usual activities within a few days, but it can take several weeks for your joint to heal fully.

To find out more about arthroscopic surgery at Medicus Spine & Joint, call the office most convenient to you or schedule an appointment online today.