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Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery at Our Los Angeles Center

Orthopedics is a medical specialty that deals with diseases, injuries and deformities of bones. At miVIP Surgery Centers, orthopedic specialists are equipped to correct and reduce pain and discomfort surrounding these deformities using arthroscopic surgery. This approach allows your surgeon to use small incisions and insert a tube with a camera known as an arthroscope into the incision. Instead of having to make a large incision to visualize the area, the arthroscope acts as the surgeon’s “eyes” during a surgical procedure.

Examples of arthroscopy surgical procedures performed at miVIP Surgery Centers include:

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair, to repair injuries that damage the ACL, which provides stability in the knee joint. This common athletic injury can cause instability in the knee joint. Your miVIP surgeon can repair this condition using a tendon graft from your body or from a donor graft.

Ankle arthroscopic tendon repair can correct a tear in the Achilles or peroneal tendon on the back or outer portion of the ankle, respectively. Your surgeon can unite the torn tendon portions using sutures or sew together surrounding tendons to strengthen the overall ankle joint and prevent re-injury.

Carpal tunnel release treats carpal tunnel syndrome that causes tingling, numbness and loss of sensation in the hand. This procedure involves cutting the tendon that runs through the carpal tunnel to place less pressure on the median nerve.

Knee arthroscopy can aid in the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions related to knee conditions such as a Baker’s cyst, broken cartilage in the knee, swollen knee joint, torn ligaments or a torn meniscus.

Ligament repair corrects additional injured ligaments in the knee joint, such as the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) on the back portion of the knee. Because ligament injuries rarely heal on their own, this approach helps you regain your activity level.

Nerve decompression to reduce the pressure placed on a nerve, such as the ulnar nerve that causes tennis elbow. These procedures can relieve inflammation to allow for better nerve transmission.

Shoulder arthroscopy involves removing diseased or damaged portions of the shoulder, including cartilage and tendon damage. This surgical approach can treat a variety of shoulder conditions, including arthritis, bone spurs, frozen shoulder, shoulder impingement syndrome, shoulder instability or a torn rotator cuff, biceps tendon or labrum.

Wrist surgery to correct wrist deformities or injuries, such as rheumatoid arthritis or wrist fractures that can result in instability and loss of flexibility in the wrist joint.

Arthroscopy Benefits

Traditional orthopedic procedures involved making large incisions in your body, which increased your risk for post-surgical infection because bacteria have a larger space in which to invade. A smaller incision also allows for faster healing times because your body has less of an incision to repair. Because the incision is smaller, you also will experience less pain and bleeding than if a traditional, larger incision is utilized.

Arthroscopic orthopedic surgery can help you get back to your regular activity levels faster than traditional, open procedures. Contact the staff at miVIP Surgery Centers today to schedule a consultation to determine if arthroscopic procedures can help you.

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