As a patient of Legacy Orthopedics, you will find that we make every effort to approach surgery conservatively. However, in the event that your condition requires a surgical procedure, Drs. Miller and Lue are skilled in a variety of arthroscopic techniques.
One of the greatest advancements in modern orthopedic medicine is arthroscopy. An orthopedic surgeon trained in arthroscopy can simultaneously evaluate, diagnose, and repair soft tissue injuries. Some of the most common injuries treated with arthroscopy include ligament and tendon tears in the knee, shoulder, elbow, and ankle.
Arthroscopic surgery is an effective treatment for:
- Achilles Tendon Tear
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear
- Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
- Cartilage Tears
- Meniscal Tears
- Patellar Tendon Tear
- Rotator Cuff Tear
During the procedure, the surgeon makes two or three small incisions in the skin and inserts a tiny surgical tool (the arthroscope) with a camera attached. The surgeon is able to utilize the camera and arthroscope to target the precise area that needs attention, thereby sparing the surrounding tissues and muscles. The incisions are so small that stitches are not even needed. Within weeks, you’ll be feeling good and ready to return to work or play.
Because arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgery, there are several benefits for patients:
- No stitches needed
- Fast recovery
- Less pain and scarring
- Decreased risk of surgery complications
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