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where is an arthroscopy usually done? at a hospital?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Surgical center: This is most often done at an ambulatory/outpatient surgical center....
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 17 years experience
Often, yes: Arthroscopic surgery is typically performed in an operating room; often these are part of a hospital, or, because most arthroscopies are outpatient procedures (ie you go home the same day), they are frequently done at surgery centers. In the past some physicians performed diagnostic scopes in the office but this is extremely uncommon. Best to do it at a site that does a lot of arthroscopies.

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A 27-year-old member asked:

What will an arthroscopy entail?

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Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Surgery w/ a camera: Arthroscopic surgery involves using a camera to address problems in and around a joint, such as for knee meniscus tears, ACL tears in the knee, and rotator cuff tears in the shoulder, to name a few. The advantages of arthroscopic surgery are that it is minimally invasive (small incisions) and it allows for excellent visualization of the structures in and around the joint.
A 52-year-old member asked:

What is the main difference orthroscopy and an arthroscopy?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Arthroscopy: It appears that orthroscopy is a misspelling of the term arthroscopy. So there is no difference.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What is a mr arthroscopy?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
MR athroscopy: You may be asking about virtural mr arthroscopy which is a examination of a joint to elaborate on the finding of a MRI arthography exam. This test is done by radiologists to assist doctors in diagnosis.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What are some considerations of arthroscopy ?

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Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Can be limited: Wrist arthroscopy is an excellent, fairly low risk procedure for diagnosing and treating many wrist conditions including, ligament tears, synovitis, mild arthritis and ganglion cysts. It is limited to what can be performed through small portals in the wrist and sometimes other procedures may be needed.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What are normal results for an arthroscopy?

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Dr. Robert Levine
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Depends on reason: Arthroscopy is a method of performing surgical procedures. Many joints can be treated arthroscopically. Without knowing the specific joint, the reason for surgery, and the procedure performed, it is impossible to give “normal results.” but, in general, for the right indications, the results of arthroscopic procedures are very good to excellent.

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