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Arthroscopy

One of the greatest advancements in modern orthopedic medicine is arthroscopy. An orthopedic surgeon trained in arthroscopy can simultaneously evaluate, diagnose, and repair soft tissue injuries. Some of the most common injuries treated with arthroscopy include ligament and tendon tears in the knee, shoulder, elbow, and ankle.

Arthroscopic surgery is an effective treatment for:

During the procedure, the surgeon makes two or three small incisions in the skin and inserts a tiny surgical tool (the arthroscope) with a camera attached. The surgeon is able to utilize the camera and arthroscope to target the precise area that needs attention, thereby sparing the surrounding tissues and muscles. The incisions are so small that stiches are not even needed. Within weeks, you’ll be feeling good and ready to return to work or play.

Because arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgery, there are several benefits for patients:

  • No stiches needed
  • Fast recovery
  • Less pain and scarring
  • Decreased risk of surgery complications

To find out if you might be candidate for arthroscopy, call Tarpon Orthopedics or use our online form to request an appointment with our orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Chris Miller. He can see you in Plano or Addison, Texas.