SOSMed physicians remain at the forefront of orthopedics by applying established and advanced arthroscopic techniques for the treatment of a variety of disorders of the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, wrist, and hip. By treating joint problems using minimally invasive techniques, the benefits of arthroscopy (including faster recovery, better pain relief, and improved, early rehabilitation) are extended to more patients.
Arthroscopic surgery is often utilized to treat inflammation of the lining in the knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, or ankle, and acute or chronic injuries including:
Shoulder: Rotator cuff tendon tears, impingement syndrome, and recurrent dislocations
Knee: Meniscal (cartilage) tears, chondromalacia (wearing or injury of cartilage cushion), and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears with instability
Wrist: Carpal tunnel syndrome
Loose bodies of bone and/or cartilage: for example, knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, or wrist
Some problems associated with arthritis also can be treated. Several procedures may combine arthroscopic and standard surgery.
Release of carpal tunnel
Removal of inflamed lining (synovium) in knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, ankle
Removal of loose bone or cartilage in knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, wrist
Repair or resection of torn cartilage (meniscus) from knee or shoulder