Orthopedic Arthroscopy at OASIS Hospital
Have you been struggling with an orthopedic injury? There is a possibility that you will benefit from arthroscopic surgery. With this minimally invasive surgical procedure, you can recover quickly and resume your normal activities—much sooner than with traditional surgery.
The surgeons at Oasis Hospital are highly skilled in this procedure and will work closely with you to ensure you have the best possible outcome. We want you to be able to return to your regular activities as soon as possible. Schedule a consultation and find out if arthroscopy is right for you!
What is Orthopedic Arthroscopy?
In Greek, arthroscopy means skopein means “look at” while arthro means “joint.” The term means “to look at the joint.” Orthopedic surgeons use arthroscopy to visualize and treat issues in joints.
Orthopedic surgeons use arthroscopic surgery to view and magnify structures inside joints using a pencil-sized instrument containing a light and lens inserted through a small incision in the patient’s skin. Light is transmitted through fiber optics when an arthroscope is inserted into a joint.
The surgeon can see inside the joint by attaching an arthroscope to a miniature camera instead of making a larger incision during open surgery. Cameras attached to arthroscopes display images of the joints on monitors, allowing surgeons to view the knee, for instance.
As a result, the surgeon can see under the kneecap as well as the ligaments, cartilage, and tendons. The surgeon will then determine the injury amount or type to repair or correct the problem.
What are the procedures done through Orthopedic Arthroscopy?
If you have an orthopedic issue, various options are available to diagnose and treat the condition. If you’re curious about this emerging option and want to understand more about how it works, here are some of the procedures that can be done using this method:
- Relieving wrist carpal tunnel syndrome
- Reconstructive surgery for the rotator cuff
- Repairing a torn ligament
- Surgery to remove synovium from knees, shoulders, elbows, wrists, and ankles
- Injuries to the knees or shoulders can be repaired or resected by resecting the cartilage (meniscus)
- Knees, shoulders, elbows, wrists, and ankles that have loose bones or cartilage should be removed
- Injuries to the knee’s anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are treated with reconstruction
Benefits of Orthopedic Arthroscopy
Here’s why Orthopedic Arthroscopy may be worth considering if traditional treatments have not provided relief from pain or mobility issues related to knee or shoulder joints:
Orthopedic arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that can be used to treat a variety of conditions affecting the joints. It is typically associated with less pain and fewer complications than traditional open surgery.
The recovery period following orthopedic arthroscopy is often faster as well. This is because the incisions made during the procedure are much smaller than those made during open surgery. Additionally, orthopedic arthroscopy usually allows patients to avoid staying in the hospital overnight.
Reduced Risk of Infection
Infection is also reduced with this type of surgery. This is because the incisions made during orthopedic arthroscopy are much smaller than those made during open surgery, which reduces the chances of bacteria entering the wound.
Orthopedic arthroscopy has also been shown to lead to better outcomes than traditional open surgery. This is likely since the procedure is less invasive and thus causes less damage to the surrounding tissues.
Choose the less invasive option for treating orthopedic conditions
With orthopedic arthroscopy, you can eliminate the pain and discomfort caused by arthritis and other joint problems once and for all!
Oasis Hospital is proud to offer orthopedic arthroscopy as a safe alternative treatment option that has helped thousands of patients like you find relief from their joint pains. Schedule a consultation with one of our physicians today!