Arthroscopic Surgery, or “Arthroscopy” is a surgical procedure Dr Gavin uses to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint.
When an orthopedic surgeon uses this procedure a small incision is made in the patient’s skin and a pencil sized instrument is inserted which contains lighting and a small lens used to magnify and illuminate the structures within the joint.
The arthroscope is attached to a small display where the image of the joint can be seen allowing the surgeon to look throughout the joint and directly inspect and investigate cartilage, ligaments, and under areas like the knee cap. This procedure allows Dr. Gavin to determine the amount or type of injury and potentially allows him to make a repair or correct a problem if it is necessary.
Arthroscope is great in that it is minimally invasive which means less time for healing quicker recovery as opposed to surgeries that require larger incisions and require more time to heal.
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