One of the greatest cutting-edge innovations in Orthopaedic Surgery is the ability to treat many injuries of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle with Arthroscopic Surgery.
During Arthoscopic Surgery, the joint is examined by inserting an arthroscope - a thin tube - containing a camera and light through small incisions near the joint. The camera sends a close-up video image of the joint to a TV monitor, where our doctors can evaluate the joint and perform many different repairs and reconstructions that used to be performed with large incisions. Rotator cuff repairs, shoulder instability procedures, ACL reconstructions and meniscus repairs are just a few examples of the many injuries treated through arthroscopic surgery.
Generally, recovery after arthroscopic surgery is quicker and easier than after traditional surgery that uses larger incisions. Most people can go home from the hospital the same day.
Video: Arthroscopic Labral Repair - Dr. Dunteman
Video: Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction - Dr. King
Video: Rotator Cuff - Dr. King