Arthroscopy refers to a procedure during which an orthopedic surgeon will look at the joint with a small camera. This allows your doctor to more accurately diagnose and treat knee injuries by providing a clear view of the inside of the knee. This procedure has become highly effective for more accurate diagnoses and proper treatment of knee problems thanks to new and improving technologies.
ACL injuries are some of the most common knee injuries we see at West Idaho Orthopedics. It is especially common among athletes who participate in contact sports like soccer, football, and basketball. In many cases, an injury to your anterior cruciate ligament may require surgery to regain full function of your knee.
Our shoulder is the most flexible joint in our bodies, but flexibility also means that our shoulder susceptible to injury, especially during sporting activities. Much like knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy allows your doctor to insert a very small camera into tiny incisions to examine the joint in the least invasive way possible. This procedure helps orthopedic surgeons make more accurate diagnoses and develop better methods and plans for individual treatment.
A rotator cuff tear is a common source of disability among active and inactive adults alike. In most cases, tears occur in the supraspinatus muscle, but other parts of the cuff may be involved. The rotator cuff is the network of four muscles and several tendons that form a covering around the top of the upper arm bone. Depending on the extent of the damage, the rotator cuff may require surgery to regain full function of the joint.
Hand surgery is the field of medicine that deals with problems of the hand, wrist, and forearm. If you have pain in your fingers, hand, wrist or arm, you may want to consult Dr. Hansen at West Idaho Orthopedics.