Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C.
Orthopedics & Physical Therapy located in Throgsneck, Bronx, NY
If you need surgery to treat painful joint problems, the minimally invasive techniques used in arthroscopy have significant benefits over open surgery. Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C., in the Schuylerville district of the Bronx, is a leading orthopedic surgery practice providing outstanding services to people living in New York City. Louis Rose, MD, and the team have considerable expertise in carrying out arthroscopic joint surgery. To benefit from their experience, call Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C. today to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online.
Arthroscopy Q & A
What is arthroscopy?
Arthroscopy is a form of surgery that only requires your surgeon at Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C. to make small incisions in the skin and tissues surrounding a joint.
Arthroscopy developed as a tool for use when imaging studies weren’t providing enough detail about the extent of the damage in a patients’ joints prior to open surgery. Now the surgical team at Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C. uses arthroscopy to both diagnose and treat many kinds of joint problems.
An arthroscope is a tiny camera and a light attached to a narrow, flexible piece of tubing that sends video images to a monitor in the operating room. Your surgeon inserts the arthroscope into your joint, and the specialized arthroscopic instruments enter your joint through one or more further incisions.
The surgical team at Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C. uses the images sent back by the camera to investigate the damage in your joint or carry out any surgical procedures.
What are the advantages of arthroscopy?
Arthroscopy has several advantages over open surgery, such as:
- Reduced blood loss
- Less tissue damage
- Lower risk of complications
- Less pain
- Less joint stiffness
- Lower risk of infection
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster recovery
- Smaller scars
In most cases, you can undergo your arthroscopy at Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C. as an outpatient, so you don’t need to stay in a hospital overnight.
If providing arthroscopy is a suitable choice for the type of surgery you need, the advantages of this form of surgery are considerable, offering a less traumatic experience all around and a much speedier return to normal activities.
For what conditions is arthroscopy used?
Some of the more common conditions the surgical team at Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C. can diagnose and treat using arthroscopy include:
- Joint inflammation
- Chronic pain
- Rotator cuff tears
- ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tears
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Recurrent dislocations
- Impingement syndrome
- Meniscal tears
- Cartilage damage
- Bone fragment removal
- Partial or total joint replacement
Not all joint problems are treatable using arthroscopy, but with advancements in both techniques and technology, more and more patients are benefitting from an arthroscopic approach to surgery.
To learn more about arthroscopy and how it could help with your painful joints, call Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C. today, or book an appointment online.
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