Arthroscopic procedures are frequently performed to evaluate and treat many orthopedic conditions, including ACL reconstruction and loose body removal as well as addressing damaged cartilage. Many orthopedic surgical procedures can be done arthroscopically in a minimally invasive fashion. This means use of smaller incisions, less time under anesthesia, and a shorter recovery period. With the advancements of surgical equipment and techniques, Schneck Orthopedic & Sports Medicine surgeons can perform these procedures on an outpatient basis.
Our physicians utilize state-of-the-art equipment, significantly minimizing surgical time. In most cases, arthroscopic procedures are also more cost effective for patients because there is no overnight stay in the hospital.
Following consultation, you and the surgeon will determine together whether an arthroscopic procedure is right for you. In some cases, patients having arthroscopic surgery may be able to have “nerve blocks” instead of general anesthesia. The benefits of a nerve block include a shorter recovery times after leaving the operating room and fewer side effects when compared to general anesthesia. Your surgeon will discuss the best option for you prior to your surgery.