Minimally Invasive Arthroscopic Procedures
Minimally Invasive Arthroscopic Procedures in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Margate, FL
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses a very small camera, or arthroscope, to visualize, diagnose, and treat orthopedic problems. Due to only requiring tiny incisions, arthroscopy can be performed without major invasive techniques, making it more common nowadays for athletes.
This procedure is an extremely valuable tool for all orthopedic patients. This is easier on the patient in terms of recovery and the ability to go home very soon after surgery. Due to the smaller incisions, it is easier for patients to recover faster than from open surgery.
Diagnosis and treatment are possible using arthroscopy, making it more cost-efficient. However, sometimes the surgeon may find that open surgery is required for the orthopedic repairs needed.
Common Arthroscopy Procedures
Below is a list of common areas people choose to use arthroscopy for diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic trauma:
- Rotator Cuff
Each of these areas of the body may encounter different injuries, meaning a variety of treatments possible where arthroscopy may be used.
Although very unusual, complications can occur during or after arthroscopic procedures; these occur in less than 1 percent of all arthroscopic procedures. Below is a list of the most common complications that may arise:
- Blood clots in a vein
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Excessive swelling or bleeding
- Damage to blood vessels or nerves
- Instrument breakage