Orthopedic Care Center | Arthroscopic Joint Surgery

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Arthroscopic Joint Surgery

Arthroscopic surgery is one of the ways Trinity Health Orthopedic specialists are able to better diagnose and treat joint injuries and joint diseases that can damage a patient’s joints. Patients in need of arthroscopic joint surgery may suffer from inflammation in the lining of the knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, or ankle. Other reasons may include: a rotator cuff tendon tear, recurrent dislocations, cartilage tears, carpal tunnel syndrome or loose bone fragments or cartilage.

While less invasive than what is referred to as “open” surgery, patient’s undergoing arthroscopic surgery still require the use of anesthetics and special equipment within a hospital operating room. A small incision, about the size of a button, is made to insert the surgical device that allows doctors to diagnose and treat the joint problems.

While recovery times vary depending on each patient’s situation, individuals who undergo arthroscopic treatment generally report minimal pain following surgery and are often able to resume normal daily activities within a few days. Typically it will take several weeks for the joint to completely recover.



 
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Louba Bouzou PA-C


Louba Bouzou, PA-C, a certified physician assistant, is part of Trinity Health's team of provide --More--

Desiree Desjardins FNP-C


Desiree Desjardins has been a member of Orthopedic Associates since June 2010. She is board certifie --More--

Ravindra Joshi MD


Ravindra Joshi, MD is an orthopedic surgeon who has served the needs of patients in northwestern Nor --More--

Alexandre Kindy MD


Board certified in Orthopedic Medicine, Dr. Alexandre Kindy has been a member of Orthopedic Associat --More--

Paul MacLeod MD, FAAOS


Dr. Paul MacLeod is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery with 25 years of experience caring for peo --More--

Dawn Mattern MD


Dr. Mattern is board certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine. She sees active patients and --More--

Amber Rice DNP-C


Amber Rice joined Orthopedic Associates in 2015 and is a board certified Nurse Practitioner in Adult --More--

EDexter Scott MD


Dr. Scott is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery with over 30 years of experience caring for peopl --More--

David Uthus MD


Dr. Uthus is board certified with over 30 years of orthopedic surgery experience. He received his me --More--

Donna Verhasselt PA-C


Donna Verhasselt is a certified physician assistant (PA-C) who has been with Trinity Health since 20 --More--