The Basics of Orthopedics
Arthroscopic procedures are typically performed on an outpatient basis and are common in sports medicine. The procedure involves the insertion of a pencil-sized arthroscope through a small incision in the skin and into the damaged joint. The arthroscope’s tiny camera and surgical tips enable the surgeon to see inside the joint and repair torn cartilage or ligaments and remove loose bone or cartilage.
Total or partial joint replacements are inpatient procedures which typically involve a three-day hospital stay. Advancements in joint replacement have led to less-invasive techniques and dramatic improvements in pain relief and improved function. Dr. Fejfar will use a precise navigation system—much like global positioning systems—to ensure accurate alignment of the new artificial knee, hip, or shoulder.
"Over the last few years, we have improved the bearing surface and improved longevity of the implant," Dr. Fejfar explained.
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