Arthroscopic surgery ("arthroscopy") is a minimally invasive technique used to evaluate and treat joint disorders. By inserting a slender camera through a small incision, your surgeon can perform a multitude of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist and ankle are the most commonly treated joints. Our surgicenter is equipped with state of the art technology, including digital photography and high definition video displays.
Arthroscopic surgery offers many advantages. Smaller incisions lead to less post-operative pain, better cosmesis, quicker recovery time, and less scarring. Since the joint is continually lavaged with sterile irrigation, infection rates are very low. Most procedures allow the patient to go home on the same day as the surgical procedure.
Arthroscopic techniques continue to evolve. In the recent past, most standard shoulder surgery was done through a large incision, and sometimes required muscle detachment for exposure. Now most shoulder pathology can be addressed arthroscopically, which minimizes adjacent soft tissue damage Rotator cuff repair, shoulder stabilization, removal of bone spurs, and decompression are just a few of the shoulder procedures our surgeons are expert at treating.
Some of the most common arthroscopic knee procedures that we perform at Castle Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, S.C., include anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, treatment of meniscal pathology, removal of loose bodies, and limited or extensive joint debridement. Our expert physicians and surgicenter staff along with our top of the line equipment make it possible to provide a multitude of arthroscopic procedures to get you well as quickly and painlessly as possible.