Arthroscopic Surgery Performed by Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Surgeons in Freehold, NJ
Arthroscopic surgery is performed using a minimally invasive technique (arthroscopy) to diagnose and repair joint damage with a high level of precision. The orthopedic specialists at New Jersey Joints in Freehold, NJ, use arthroscopy to address a variety of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions affecting joints throughout the body.
When performing arthroscopic surgery, the board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons at New Jersey Joints in Freehold use tiny incisions, a fiber-optic camera (arthroscope), and specialized surgical instruments to clearly view, evaluate, and repair joint damage. A pencil-sized arthroscope can send high-resolution images to a nearby television monitor, allowing a surgeon to view the interior of a joint structure in great detail. Arthroscopy offers several advantages over traditional surgery, including a faster recovery time and minimal scarring.
Arthroscopic surgery is commonly used to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions affecting the knee, shoulder, and hip. For instance, arthroscopic knee surgery can address various sources of knee pain and inflammation, including:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Meniscal tears
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) strains and tears
- Synovitis (inflammation of the joint lining)
- Degenerated cartilage underneath a kneecap (patella)
Additionally, arthroscopy may be recommended to remove loose tissue, such as a bone fragment, cartilage piece, scar tissue, or foreign object like a plant thorn, which has become lodged within a joint.
If arthroscopic surgery is appropriate for you and you elect to undergo treatment, your procedure will likely be performed in an outpatient surgery center. Afterward, your surgeon at New Jersey Joints will recommend a schedule of follow-up appointments to closely monitor your progress throughout the healing period, which can take up to several weeks and may include an exercise program. To further streamline your experience, our office serves as a one-stop facility for both physician appointments and physical therapy.
If you are experiencing joint pain, discomfort, or impaired mobility, request an appointment with a joint specialist at New Jersey Joints in Freehold, NJ. You can rest easy knowing that our team is highly experienced and offers a full range of treatment options, such as arthroscopic surgery, that lead to successful outcomes.