Arthroscopic Surgery Overview
At OrthoNY, we are committed to providing exceptional quality, comprehensive and compassionate orthopaedic care for our patients. As the premier provider of bone and joint health in the Albany and Saratoga regions, this includes utilizing the latest in minimally invasive surgical techniques such as arthroscopy for conditions affecting bone joints of the shoulder, hip, knee, and wrist.
At OrthoNY, we care about your surgical experience
Arthroscopic surgery at OrthoNY utilizes small incisions and special instruments together with a small camera that projects detailed images onto a monitor. A single procedure can provide both diagnosis and treatment with many additional benefits over traditional surgery. These include:
- Shorter recovery times
- Minimal scarring
- Improved diagnostic accuracy
- Reduced pain
Most procedures are performed on an outpatient basis at our ambulatory surgery center. For many patients, arthroscopy is the least invasive way to ensure a rapid return to a normal lifestyle. With it, many patients can return to work and regular daily activities earlier than with other surgical techniques. Common procedures include:
- Repair of a suspected or known tear in cartilage or a ligament
- Evaluation of severe pain which is not responding to conservative treatment
- Identification and removal of small pieces of bone or debris in a joint
- Repair of a torn rotator cuff
- Hip Arthroscopy
- Shoulder stabilization after dislocation
- Treatment of shoulder bursitis, calcific tendonitis, frozen shoulder, and impingement
Treating the whole patient
As a leading whole orthopaedic care provider, OrthoNY specialists consider each patient unique and work with them to understand their special needs and concerns. We treat the whole patient by getting to know them as we gather insights and information to help determine whether or not arthroscopy is an appropriate treatment for their condition.
As a comprehensive orthopaedic care provider, we work together as a team to address all patient needs. This team approach enables us to discuss, assess, diagnose and treat them with confidence and care.