Hattiesburg Clinic offers a full spectrum of nonsurgical and surgical treatment options to correct and repair musculoskeletal issues affecting the bones, joints, muscles, and ligaments, including arthroscopy.

Arthroscopy Overview

Physicians use many different tools to help determine and confirm musculoskeletal diagnoses, including physical exams, blood work and imaging tests. An arthroscopy is another type of diagnostic tool.

When you are dealing with an injury or medical condition related to your joints, an arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that may be used to help diagnose the underlying cause and, in many cases, to treat it. Guided by real-time images captured inside the body, one of our experienced orthopaedic specialists will be able to visualize the joint and make repairs, as needed.

Conditions Treated with Arthroscopic Surgery

Unlike most tools used to confirm a diagnosis, arthroscopy goes a step further by allowing an orthopaedic surgeon to immediately treat many joint-related issues. An arthroscopy may be used for a number of different health conditions, symptoms and injuries, including:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chondromalacia
  • Inflammation
  • Loose bone or cartilage
  • Meniscal tears
  • Repeated shoulder dislocations
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder impingement

Understanding Arthroscopy

When you experience an injury or joint-related discomfort, your doctor may first recommend you try basic, at-home care to treat an injury, including resting the affected joint, applying ice or heat, using a brace or splint and taking over-the-counter pain medications or anti-inflammatories.

Arthroscopy may be recommended when these treatment options fail to provide relief of pain and other symptoms. During an arthroscopic procedure, a surgeon makes small incisions in a patient’s skin, then inserts tiny instruments through the incisions, including a small camera and lighting system.

These tools are moved to the end of a piece of equipment called an arthroscope, which is maneuvered up to the affected joint. Once in place, the camera captures images of the inside of the joint, allowing the surgeon to see damage to the cartilage, ligaments and other components in and around the joint.

This allows the surgeon to determine a diagnosis and the extent of the injury, as well as to make repairs when necessary. Arthroscopy can be used on its own to treat some conditions, and it is used alongside other surgical techniques to treat more significant injuries, such as an ACL tear.

Because arthroscopic procedures are minimally invasive, meaning they touch less unaffected tissue than a traditional, open procedure, those who undergo arthroscopy typically experience a quick recovery and minimal pain after the procedure.

A Hattiesburg Clinic orthopaedic specialist can help you determine what is best to diagnose and treat the medical issue you are facing, using tools like arthroscopy.

Why Choose Hattiesburg Clinic?

When you are experiencing discomfort from an orthopaedic injury or health issue, the team of specialists at Hattiesburg Clinic is here to help. We offer a full spectrum of nonsurgical and surgical treatment options to correct and repair musculoskeletal issues affecting the bones, joints, muscles and ligaments, including arthroscopy.

Contact Our Specialists Today

It is important to find a knowledgeable orthopaedic doctor that you trust. We are confident in not only our quality of care, but our emphasis on delivering an exceptional, patient-centered experience. We treat patients like the valued friends and family you are.

Have questions or need to make an appointment? Find an office near you to call us today.

Hattiesburg, MS
Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
103 Medical Park
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
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Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine - Bellevue
Hattiesburg, MS
Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine - Bellevue
Hattiesburg Clinic - Bellevue
7148 Hwy. 98 W.
Ste. 203
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
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