Sports Medicine/Arthroscopic Surgery
Arthroscopic surgery is a surgical procedure used to visualize, diagnose and treat problems inside a joint. A small incision about 1/4” is made to fit an arthroscope, which is a small, fiber optic medical device. The arthroscope enables orthopaedic surgeons to diagnose and treat problems such as ligament tears, arthritis and joint injuries quickly and effectively. Through the incision, various instruments can be inserted into the joint to trim, remove or repair damaged structures.

Arthroscopic surgery is popular for treating sports injuries. In most cases is it easier on the patient’s body then “open surgery” and the patient can return home several hours after surgery. The incisions leave very little scarring and many times are unnoticeable.

Below is a list of common conditions that are treated with Arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine.

Some Conditions treated:  
Shoulder Tendonitis Shoulder Impingement Rotator Cuff Tears
Labral Tears Shoulder Dislocation  
Surgery’s :    
Arthroscopic: Bankart Repair Arthroscopic: Rotator Cuff Repair Biceps Tenodesis
Distal Clavicle Excision (Resection) SLAP Repair Shoulder Impingement Surgery

Some Conditions treated:  
Loose Bone Loose Cartilage fragments Arthritic Bone spurs
Arthroscopic Debridement of the Elbow    

Some Conditions treated:
Loose or damaged cartilage Confirming alignment of fractures that involve the joint surface
Wrist Arthroscopy  

Some Conditions treated:  
Torn Labrum Removal of loose fragments Smoothing damaged cartilage surfaces
Hip Arthroscopy    

Some Conditions treated:  
Torn Meniscal Cartilage Damaged Articular Cartilage Torn ligaments
ACL Reconstruction Arthroscopic Chondroplasty Meniscus Repair
Oxford Uni Knee Resurfacting Total Knee Replacement  

Some Conditions treated:
Defects of the Talus (Osteochondritis Dessecans) Damaged Cartilage
Arthroscopic Ankle Cartilage Repair Surgery for Achilles Tendon Rupture