Arthoscopic and Sports Injury
Disease and injury can affect not just your bones, but also your cartilage, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. While some orthopedic problems can be resolved with rest, medication, therapy, and other less invasive treatments, there are cases where surgery is required. Arthroscopic surgery is among the minimally invasive surgeries recommended for the treatment of certain orthopedic issues that do not respond to non-operative methods.
Arthroscopic surgery, or arthroscopy, is a minimally invasive orthopedic procedure used to diagnose and treat joint problems. It entails using a narrow scope, known as an arthroscope, and specialized surgical tools to gain access to a joint through small “keyhole” incisions. Because arthroscopic surgery requires minimal incisions compared to open surgery, recovery times are typically shorter.
Arthroscopy is now widely used and even considered essential, as it allows outpatient treatment where hospitalization was previously required. In fact, arthroscopic surgery is now a critical component of orthopedic resident training and a standard of care for many joint problems. For this reason, arthroscopy of the knee in Boca Raton, as well as arthroscopic surgery for other joints, have become popular among patients.