ARTHROSCOPIC SURGERY

Arthroscopic Surgery

What is Arthroscopic Surgery?

THERE HAVE BEEN MANY ADVANCEMENTS IN THE FIELD OF ORTHOPAEDICS OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS, ESPECIALLY IN ARTHROSCOPIC SURGERY.
Arthroscopic Surgery is a minimally invasive procedure used to diagnose and treat common joint problems. 

A small, narrow tube is inserted through a small incision, where doctors will use a fiber-optic camera on the end of the tube to examine the area. Surgeons may be able to repair certain kinds of joint damage. The surgery typically takes about 30 minutes to two hours to complete. Following the surgery, you will be asked to relax in a separate room for a few hours to recover. 

If you are looking for an arthroscopic surgeon in Buffalo, NY, contact Dr. Grant today to schedule a consultation.

What is It Used for?

Dr. Grant and his team will perform arthroscopic surgery to provide minimally invasive surgery that can help diagnose and possibly treat many orthopaedic conditions and injuries. The narrow arthroscopic tube can be used on a variety of joints, including the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, hip and wrist. It can be used to treat loose bone fragments, damaged cartilage, joint infections, torn ligaments, inflamed joint linings and scarring in the joints. 
Recovery
The recovery is typically shorter than other, more invasive procedures. The recovery process typically involves medications to help relieve any pain and inflammation. Your doctor may encourage the use of splints, slings or crutches for comfort. In some cases, physical therapy is recommended to strengthen the muscles and improve your functionality.
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