Norton Orthopaedic Care is dedicated to helping you return to your normal activities as soon as possible following an injury. That’s why we specialize in minimally invasive treatment approaches like arthroscopic surgery.
During arthroscopy, the orthopaedic surgeon uses a pencil-size instrument to look inside a joint in order to diagnose and treat a joint condition. The arthroscope, a fiber optic camera, is so slim that it can be inserted into the joint through one or more tiny “keyhole” incisions through the skin.
Originally, arthroscopy was simply a diagnostic tool for planning standard open surgery. However, with development of better instrumentation and surgical techniques, many conditions now can be treated arthroscopically. Arthroscopic surgery can be used to treat a wide range of joint conditions, including:
- Rotator cuff tendon tears
- Shoulder impingement syndrome
- Recurrent shoulder dislocations
- Meniscal tears
- ACL tears
- Chondromalacia (wearing or injuryof knee cartilage cushion)
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Loose bone fragments and/or cartilage in the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle or wrist
Like with all minimally invasive surgeries, it is important to get a thorough evaluation from your surgeon. Your surgeon will discuss the risks and benefits involved with the procedure.
Arthroscopic procedures are technically demanding, so an experienced surgeon and operating team are required. Norton Orthopaedic Care specialists are experts in arthroscopic surgery and other minimally invasive procedures used to treat injuries of the shoulder, elbow and knee. Our highly experienced and well-trained surgeons use some of the newest, most innovative surgical procedures and rehabilitative strategies designed to help you return to – and perhaps even surpass – your level of activity prior to your injury.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an orthopaedic surgeon, call (502) 629-1234.