What is arthroscopic surgery?
Arthroscopic surgery involves using a small camera (4.0 mm or 2.7mm) to be inserted into a joint (shoulder, elbow, knee) to perform surgery. This technique can be used to repair or reconstruct ligaments, repair torn tendons, reconstruct cartilage, or remove loose pieces from within joints. Dr Shepard is subspecialty trained in sports / arthroscopic surgery.
The benefits of arthroscopy involve smaller incisions, faster healing, a more rapid recovery, and less scarring. Arthroscopic surgical procedures are often performed on an outpatient basis and the patient is able to return home on the same day.
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