Arthroscopic Surgery: It Isn't Just for Knees
During the past several decades, major advances have been made in the field of
orthopaedics. An example is arthroscopic surgery, which is a minimally invasive technique
used to diagnose and treat problems of the joints.
Many people associate arthroscopic surgery with the knee, but the procedure
can also be used to treat other joints, such as the hip, elbow, ankle, wrist, and shoulder.
At the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute, the University of Maryland Medical System's orthopaedic
specialty hospital, patients have access to minimally invasive options for joint
replacement and reconstruction of diseased or injured joints. One area of our expertise
is the repair of shoulder injuries.
At the Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute, surgeons with extensive training, experience, and knowledge perform
advanced arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder.
Arthroscopic surgery involves the use of highly specialized instruments
inserted through incisions that are approximately one-half inch in length. Because the incisions
are so small, the patient experiences less pain after surgery, develops less scar tissue, and usually recovers faster than with traditional open surgical interventions. These procedures are technically demanding but offer an opportunity for
faster recovery for the patient.
Arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder is used for shoulder reconstruction, rotator
cuff repair, dislocations, and decompression for shoulder tendonitis or bursitis.
For more information or to schedule a consultation, call 410-448-6400 or 1-877-771-4567.