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Arthroscopic surgery involves looking inside of a joint with a very small camera. The joint is filled with water and the camera is placed into the joint, using small incisions. Most orthopaedic surgeons utilize arthroscopic surgery to treat a variety of conditions, including: meniscal and rotator cuff years, joint infections and inflammation, removal of loose ...Read more
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BRACIAL plexus or axillary block. Works great had that done 4 times on the right & 2 times on the left. No problem. Epidurals in the neck are prone 2 migrate away from the area of injection, & U can have respiratory collapse, the it is an emergency crash a
General anesthesia with intubation. Risk is so terrible l don't know of anyone who would try it. ...Read more
Two months ago I had a knee arthroscopy and aspirated as I was being extubated. Developed aspiration pneumonia. Within a week I started having symmetrical pain in my knees and elbows. It has not abated and in fact is worsening. No swelling or erythema.
Check for infection: We worry about infection in a situation like this. An infection in one part of the body can seed bacteria to other parts. If you haven't already, talk to your orthopedic surgeon about your concerns. If he doesn't evaluate you for this, then see an infectious disease doctor. ...Read more
What to do if I have osteochondritis dissecans (ocd) in my elbow and I may need to get surgery. Does arthroscopic surgery help and lessen pain?
Perhaps: Talk to an elbow specialist who can review your particular situation. The best treatment will depend on the overall health of your elbow joint and the soft tissues around it. ...Read more
After arthroscopic surgery on rotator cuff is it normal to have severe pain in the elbow and stabbing feeling in hand?
Can you explain results of CT scan right elbow for loose bodies/calcium deposits. Is arthroscopic surgery my only option?
Www. Usradreview. Com: If you would like a second opinion on your CT study, visit www. Usradreview. Com ...Read more
Do you have to wear a sling after arthroscopic elbow surgery? Is it your choice to wear one or not?
I have tennis elbow and and need to have surgery. What type of surgery would be better open or arthroscopic.
Dependent: It is surgeon depend and which ever they choose will be better, as long as they are skilled or comfortable with their choice. It's best to rely on your surgeon's advice because they will choose the best procedure and the one they are most comfortable with. It's not prudent to select surgeon's based on procedure, but rather, their quality as a surgeon. Best of luck. ...Read more
My fiancée needs surgery for tennis elbow and she would like to know which surgery is better to have open or arthroscopic for this surgery?
Percutaneous: I'm partial to a newer procedure called a percutaneous tenotomy. Tiny incision and uses ultrasound to guide a pen-like micro tip to the area of tendon damage. This device then removes the damaged portion of the tendon. I've had great success with this procedure. There is a physician in st. Louis who has done several hundred of these. We try to be unbiased, but go to tenexhealth. Com. ...Read more
My fiancée needs surgery for tennis elbow and she would like to know which surgery is best open or arthroscopic and how long is normally the procedure?
Tennis Elbow: There is no benefit between open vs. Arthroscopic...It typically is the preference of the surgeon. This procedure itself should take between 45 min - 75 min. ...Read more
I'm having arthroscopic elbow surgery done in my right elbow to get rid of loose bone particles. Is it bad?
Not bad surgery:
Elbow arthroscopy is not a hard surgery to undergo, and rehab should be rapid. However, the underlying issue with the loose bodies can be simple, or have concerns down the line.
If the work can be done with the arthroscope, it will be much easier on you than the same procedure done with an open approach. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Arthroscopy is minimally invasive joint surgery, commonly used for the knee & shoulder, but also for the ankle, hip, wrist, elbow and other joints.
A camera with a fiber optic cable is attached to a video screen placed thru a 1 cm incision and other instruments are introduced thru other small incisions to do the work required.
The small incisions allow for quicker recovery than open surgery. ...Read more
What joint?: Arthroscopic procedures have become very common and often complicated procedures are done thru multiple small incisions. You really need to talk to your surgeon. ...Read more
It means an examina-: Tion of the inside of a shoulder joint. Its done for diagnosing and treatment of shoulder problems. It requires a General Anesthetic and is done in a Hospital or a Surgery Center. Its done through small holes in the skin, called Portals, like in a Knee scope surgery. ...Read more
Like any surgical --:
Procedure, it'll hurt but this incisional pain gets better all the time. Your pain from the torn meniscus will be eliminated, after the surgery. You'll need pt afterwards. You'll be getting pain meds for a couple of weeks.
A month or so later you'll be glad to get rid of the meniscal tear symptoms.
Good luck. ...Read more
No more pain: Minimally invasive arthroscopy for a torn meniscus is extremely common--and very successful. Benefit after surgery depend on the type of tear, and how much wear of the cartilage is present. Less wear equals better result. Risks include recurrence of tear, infection (low), and stiffness. Overall, a very successful surgery! ...Read more
Minimally invasive: Arthroscopy entails placing a camera in a joint through a small 1-2 cm incision. Shoulders and knees are the most common joints to undergo arthroscopy however, with advances in equipment and techniques, the hip can also be treated. There are numerous conditions which can be address arthroscopically in the hip: impingement, labral tears, loose bodies, synvovitis, and snapping hip are a few. ...Read more
Depends: The hip arthroscopy is still young. Depending on the expertise of your surgeon, and the amount of work to be done, the hip arthroscopy can be minimally painful or can be very uncomfortable for months. When we reshape the bone and repair the labrum, it is a good amount of surgery (though less than an open surgery). If we just look or clean up, it is quite benign. ...Read more
Wrist arthroscopy: Depending upon the operation done your surgeon will have certain do s and don'ts. For example after a diagnostic scope perhaps you will move right away but after a reconstruction of a ligament or cartilage you will be immobilized. Talk to your surgeon but gentle finger motion, elevation and ice are generally used initially. Follwed by motion and therapy as needed. ...Read more
Arthroscopy is minimally invasive joint surgery, commonly used for the knee & shoulder, but also for the ankle, hip, wrist, elbow and other joints. A camera with a fiber optic cable is attached to a video screen placed thru a 1 cm incision and other instruments are introduced thru other small incisions to do the work required. The small incisions allow for quicker ...Read more