Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure orthopaedic surgeons use to visualize, diagnose and treat problems inside a joint. It’s minimally invasive and yields exceptional results for patients who are considering more invasive orthoscopic surgeries.
Dr. Ong is highly specialized in arthroscopic surgery in Las Vegas, NV, allowing him to provide patients with exceptional results in a minimally-invasive setting. For many patients, this practice can reduce overall downtime and recovery schedules after surgery, making it an appealing choice where applicable.
In an arthroscopic procedure, an orthopaedic surgeon makes a small incision in the patient’s skin, then inserts pencil-sized instruments that contain a small lens and lighting system to magnify and illuminate the structures inside the joint. Light is transmitted through fiber optics to the end of the arthroscope that is inserted into the joint. By attaching the arthroscope to a miniature television camera, the surgeon is able to see the interior of the joint through this very small incision, rather than a large incision needed for surgery.
The television camera attached to the arthroscope displays the image of the joint on a television screen, allowing the surgeon to look, for example, throughout the knee. The surgeon can determine the amount or type of injury and then repair or correct the problem, if necessary.
Explore an arthroscopic approach
If the prospect of a minimally-invasive surgery gives you confidence, consult with Dr. Ong about arthroscopy in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Ong uses this technique whenever possible for knees, shoulders, hips and all other major joints. Depending on your situation and the best surgical approach to remedying it, arthroscopy could be ideal.
For more information about arthroscopy or to schedule an appointment to consult with Dr. Ong, please give us a call at 702-796-7979.