Arthroscopy is a common minimally invasive surgical procedure that provides the surgeon a clear view of the inside of the joint and facilitates diagnosis and treatment of many orthopedic injuries. This procedure means less pain and a faster recovery for the patient.
Offered at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, arthroscopy is performed through small incisions that allow for a pencil-sized camera and instruments to be inserted into the joint. The inserted camera projects images of the interior of the joint onto a viewing monitor, and if a problem is detected, instruments are used to feel, repair or remove damaged tissue from the troubled area. An arthroscopic approach minimizes the size of surgical incisions and muscle/tissue trauma, which means less pain and a faster recovery for the patient.
Some of the most common injuries diagnosed and often corrected using an arthroscopic approach include:
- Knee: cartilage tears, inflamed tissue, wearing or injury of cartilage cushion, ligament tears
- Shoulder: rotator cuff tendon tears, bone spurs, ligament repairs, inflamed tissue or loose cartilage, recurrent dislocations
- Hip: bone spurs, dysplasia, inflammation, loose bone or cartilage fragments, infection
Why Choose NGMC?
Our surgeons collectively perform thousands of orthopedic procedures per year, so you can be sure you’re receiving the highest-quality care available without having to travel far. All of our orthopedic surgeons are board certified or board eligible, bringing the full spectrum of orthopedic options to the greater Northeast Georgia region.
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