Arthroscopy

Addressing Orthopaedic Problems Like Never Before

After it was first introduced in the late 1960s, arthroscopy quickly became one of the most important tools used by orthopaedic surgeons to determine the source and extent of joint problems.

Over the years, much greater power and versatility in medical imaging have reduced arthroscopy’s diagnostic role while improvements to technology and surgical instruments have helped make it a primary method of treatment for joint disorders. As a result, arthroscopy has become one of the most common orthopaedic procedures.

At Wooster Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center, our orthopaedic surgeons perform the full spectrum of arthroscopic procedures.

Common conditions treated with arthroscopy:

Is Arthroscopy Right for You?

Patients with partially torn ligaments and tendons and other soft tissue injuries are ideal candidates for arthroscopy.

Following diagnostic studies (X-ray evaluation or MRI) and requisite health history and hands-on orthopaedic evaluation, an arthroscopic intervention by an experienced orthopaedic surgeon may help relieve pain, swelling, or impingement in your joints.

During the procedure, we look for damaged cartilage, ligaments, tendons and muscle tissue that may be responsible for your symptoms. Once the source is determined, we can repair or even remove certain damaged tissues.

Common arthroscopic procedures:

  • Shoulder arthroscopy – rotator cuff procedure
  • Knee arthroscopy – meniscus repair or resection, reconstruction of ACL
  • Repair of torn ligaments
  • Removal of loose bone or cartilage

Because arthroscopy is minimally invasive, requiring only tiny incisions, you can experience less scarring, less recovery pain and a more rapid recovery time. Our on-staff physical therapy team will supervise your customized rehabilitation program to ensure a safe and efficient recovery.

Wooster Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center has three locations in Ohio to serve you (Wooster, Millersburg, and Orrville), so you won’t need to travel far for the care you need. For more information, please call the office nearest you today. You can also request an appointment online anytime.