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What are some advantages of arthroscopic surgery?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Quick Recovery

Small incisions. Outpatient surgery.
Minimal general anesthesia due to short surgery time and use of regional nerve blocks. Quick recovery. Less pain. Minimal surgical risks. High success rates.

In brief: Quick Recovery

Small incisions. Outpatient surgery.
Minimal general anesthesia due to short surgery time and use of regional nerve blocks. Quick recovery. Less pain. Minimal surgical risks. High success rates.
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Faster recovery

Little scarring faster recovery.

In brief: Faster recovery

Little scarring faster recovery.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Less pain/invasive

Being less invasive arthroscopic procedures are generally less painful early in the recovery process.
Infection rates generally lower with smaller incisions and constant irrigation that is hallmark of an arthroscopic procedure. Most arthroscopic procedures can be performed on outpatient basis. In some joints visualization is clearly superior when performed arthroscopically as apposed to opened.

In brief: Less pain/invasive

Being less invasive arthroscopic procedures are generally less painful early in the recovery process.
Infection rates generally lower with smaller incisions and constant irrigation that is hallmark of an arthroscopic procedure. Most arthroscopic procedures can be performed on outpatient basis. In some joints visualization is clearly superior when performed arthroscopically as apposed to opened.
Dr. Darren Corteen
Dr. Darren Corteen
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