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Minimally Invasive Surgery

As a patient of Legacy Orthopedics, you will find that we make every effort to approach surgery conservatively. However, if your condition requires a surgical procedure, our doctors are skilled in a variety of arthroscopic techniques.

One of the most significant 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.

During the procedure, the surgeon makes two or three small incisions in the skin and inserts a small surgical tool (the arthroscope) with a camera attached. The surgeon can 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 often not required. Within weeks, you’ll be feeling good and ready to return to work or play.

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
Benefits for patients:
  • No stitches needed
  • Fast recovery
  • Less pain and scarring
  • Decreased risk of surgery complications