At OrthoKnox, Dr. David Hovis, Dr. Ryan Mitchell, and Dr. Mark MacNaughton are an experts at performing arthroscopy to accurately diagnose and repair injuries and problems affecting the joints.
Arthroscopic surgery allows orthopedic surgeons to diagnose joint problems and perform surgery with a minimally invasive approach that results in a better experience for the patient. Arthroscopic surgery uses state-of-the-art arthroscopic cameras that require only small incisions. Arthroscopy is associated with short recovery times, less risk of infection, less pain and bleeding, and a quick return to work.
An arthroscope is a pencil-sized camera that contains a small lens and lighting system. When placed into a joint, the arthroscope enables the orthopedic surgeon to see internal structures. During arthroscopic surgery, the surgical instruments are inserted through small incisions, about 5mm in length.
OrthoKnox Orthopedic Surgeons Offer The Following Arthroscopic Surgeries:
- Shoulder Arthroscopy
- Elbow Arthroscopy
- Wrist Arthroscopy
- Knee Arthroscopy
- Ankle Arthroscopy
Learn more about arthroscopic surgery in our patient library.
Call OrthoKnox in Knoxville, TN at (865) 251-3030 or request an appointment online to see if you’re a candidate for arthroscopic surgery.