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What is Arthroscopic Surgery?

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What is Arthroscopic Surgery?

Understanding Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopic surgery is a common treatment option for those suffering from persistent joint pain—but what is it? The orthopedic health experts at Fox Valley Orthopedics are here to shed some light on this fairly common orthopedic procedure.

What Is Arthroscopic Surgery?

Arthroscopic surgery is an orthopedic surgical procedure that helps surgeons to see and treat issues within a joint. During this procedure, a thin instrument with a lighting system and camera attached to the end are inserted inside of a joint.

The camera then displays the image onto a larger screen, allowing the surgeon to have a detailed and magnified view of the joint. With a clear view of any tissues that may be damaged, the surgeon will then be able to assess the injury and repair it.

Conditions Arthroscopic Procedures Can Treat

Some of the most common orthopedic conditions that are treated with an arthroscopic procedure include:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cartilage tears
  • Chondromalacia
  • Loose bone fragments
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Recurrent shoulder dislocation
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder impingement

Orthopedic Care in Fox Valley

At Fox Valley Orthopedics, we can help you get back to a pain-free, comfortable life. If you have been dealing with aches and pains that have lasted for more than a week, don’t put off getting help another day. Call (630) 584-1400 today to schedule your appointment.