At Chesapeake Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center, we commonly use arthroscopy to resolve problems involving the shoulder, elbow, foot, ankle, and knee, especially for sports-related injuries.
The most common procedures in sports medicine are those done to repair injuries to the tendons, ligaments, nerves, blood vessels, joints, and fractured bones, and many of the procedures can be performed arthroscopically.
Arthroscopic surgery is a way in which the inside of a joint of the body can be repaired using an endoscope inserted into one or more small incisions. The endoscope can also be used during a diagnostic exam.
When possible, arthroscopic surgery is preferred by surgeons because traditional inpatient surgical techniques tend to produce significant loss of motion after the recovery, as well as a longer recovery period. In contrast, arthroscopic surgery is usually successful in restoring almost all motion in the surgical area and producing a shorter recovery period. Depending on your situation and diagnosis by your physician, arthroscopic surgery may be an option for you.
To discuss your upcoming arthroscopy procedure, request an appointment or call Chesapeake Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center at (410) 768-5555 or (888) 313-5209.