Arthroscopic Surgery for Joint Pain in Jackson, NJ
Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that can reduce joint pain with less scarring and a shorter recovery period than a traditional surgical approach. If surgery is determined to be your best option for addressing an injured or degenerated joint, arthroscopy may be appropriate for you. At New Jersey Joints, our board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons perform arthroscopic knee surgery and other procedures, including total joint replacement when necessary, for patients from Jackson, NJ, and all surrounding areas.
When performing arthroscopic surgery, a surgeon makes a series of small, “buttonhole” incisions in the treatment area, then inserts a specialized instrument with a tiny camera and lighting system attached (arthroscope). The arthroscope illuminates and magnifies the interior structure of the joint and transmits high-resolution images to a nearby monitor, where they can be viewed in detail by the surgical team. As necessary, a surgeon can then use pencil-sized surgical instruments to repair or remove damaged tissue from the joint.
At New Jersey Joints in Jackson, New Jersey, our experienced orthopedic surgeons use arthroscopic surgery for the diagnosis and treatment of many joint conditions, including:
- Osteoarthritis – Degeneration and cartilage loss in a joint
- Synovitis – Inflammation of the lining of a knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, or ankle joint
- Acute or chronic injuries – Trauma to a shoulder, knee, or wrist joint, such as a cartilage tear, tendon rupture, or carpal tunnel syndrome
Following arthroscopic surgery, it is important to exercise the treated joint regularly to strengthen the surrounding muscles and restore range of motion. The outstanding, in-house physical therapists at New Jersey Joints can create a custom-designed physical therapy program for you to alleviate any remaining discomfort, improve your mobility, and jumpstart your return to the active lifestyle you enjoy. To further streamline your experience, our office is set up as a “one-stop shop” for both physician appointments and physical therapy.
If you live in the Jackson, NJ, area and are experiencing any type of joint pain or reduced mobility, you can schedule a consultation to discuss arthroscopic surgery and other treatment options with a joint specialist at New Jersey Joints.