Arthroscopy allows doctors to diagnose and treat many joint problems utilizing a minimally invasive surgical method. In this procedure, a tiny camera, called an arthroscope, is interjected into the joint through a small incision. The video captured by the arthroscope allows the surgeon to view all of the joint structures in detail.
Arthroscopic surgery used in the diagnosis and treatment of several knee problems, including:
- Torn or damaged anterior or posterior cruciate ligaments
- Torn meniscal cartilage
- Patella (kneecap) that is out of position
- Pieces of torn cartilage that are loose in the joint
- Removal of a Baker’s cyst (a swelling behind the knee that is filled with fluid)
- Some fractures of the bones of the knee
- Swollen or damaged synovium (the lining in the joint)
Shoulder arthroscopy may be recommended to alleviate symptoms of painful shoulder problems that have developed due to an injury, overuse, or age-related degenerative changes. Some of the most common arthroscopic shoulder procedures are:
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- Labral Tears
- Bone Spurs
- AC Joint Arthritis
- Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
- Biceps Tendonitis
- Recurrent Shoulder Dislocation
Arthroscopic ankle surgery is a minimally invasive procedure used to diagnose and treat a wide range of ankle problems. It can be useful in treating various intra-articular conditions such as those caused by trauma, degenerative changes, inflammatory diseases, neoplastic disorders, and unexplained ankle symptoms.
Recovery time from an arthroscopic procedure depends on the severity of the problem and the complexity of the surgical treatment. It is essential to follow the surgeon’s recommendations for returning to daily activities and participating in a prescribed physical rehabilitation program.
At Manhattan Wellness Group, we have a pioneer of Arthroscopic Orthopedic Surgery Dr. Springer, who is the co-founder and director of the International Arthroscopy Center at the Hospital for Joint Diseases and is a clinical associate professor of orthopedic surgery at New York University. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Arthroscopy Association of North America, where he has served on several committees. For over 30 years, he mastered orthopedic sports medicine and arthroscopy and taught many doctors to utilize the orthopedic surgery procedure. Dr. Springer has refined techniques of repairing torn knee ligaments arthroscopically, as well as correcting recurrent dislocations of shoulders and knee caps by arthroscopic methods. Dr. Stuart Springer is committed to providing the highest quality orthopedic care.
Dr. Stuart Springer accepts the following insurances:
- CIGNA EPO/POS
- Cigna PPO
- LOCAL 1199 PPO
- MAGNACARE PPO
- UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
- WORKERS COMP
- Blue Cross
- Blue Shield
We also offer a great Physical Therapy approach to pre and post-surgical patients with excellent treatments and exercises to support the condition and the surgical procedure’s success. You can also check our website for home use products like our wireless TENS unit Dr. Stim for pain or our Sports Kinesio Tape for joint support.
We offer Pain Management interventions like Steroid or Non-Steroid Injection or PRP for the regeneration of the injured knee or shoulder. Otherwise, when indicated, Dr. Stuard Springer arthroscopic surgery is performed at Hospital For Joint Diseases – Orthopedic Institute, or at New York University Medical Center.