The surgeons at South Palm Orthopedics are experts at performing arthroscopy to accurately diagnose and repair injuries and problems affecting the joints, and use it frequently for the following:
- Rotator Cuff Repair
- Repair of Torn Cartilage (Meniscus) in the Knee or Shoulder
- Reconstruction of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament in the Knee
- Removal of Inflamed Lining (Synovium) in the Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Knee, or Ankle
- Repair of Torn Ligaments
- Removal of Loose Bone or Cartilage in the Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Knee, or Ankle
In an arthroscopy, an orthopedic surgeon makes small incisions in the skin and then inserts a pencil-sized camera that contains a small lens and lighting system to visualize the structures inside the joint. Light is directed through fiber optics to the end of the arthroscope that is inside the joint.
The arthroscope is attached to a mini TV camera, which enables the surgeon to see the inside of the joint through a very small incision, instead of a large incision that would be needed during regular surgery.
The camera attached to the arthroscope shows the image of the joint on a television screen, allowing the surgeon to determine the extent of injury and then repair or correct the problem.
Learn more about arthroscopy in Palm Beach County. Call South Palm Orthopedics at (561) 496-6622 to schedule your appointment today or use our online appointment request form. One of our doctors will evaluate your injury and determine if you are a candidate for arthroscopic surgery.