Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure used to perform surgical work in a minimally-invasive way to help minimize the internal tissue exposed during surgery. Other advantages to using minimally-invasive procedures include shorter recovery time, less scarring, and decreased length (if any) of hospital stays.
In this procedure, a miniature camera is attached to surgical tools that allows your doctor to see the inside of your body—specifically, the area where the surgery is being performed—on an external monitor. This is possible with the use of fiber optics. We can use this technology to assess the severity of tissue damage and then correct or repair it.
Depending on the nature of your injury or condition, we may use arthroscopy as part of our treatment plan. Of course, we won’t know if this will be beneficial for you or not until we see you here at our Medford, OR podiatrist office! Call Southern Oregon Foot & Ankle at (541) 776-3338 for additional information on the treatment services we provide, or to schedule an appointment with our friendly staff. You can also use our online form to contact us right now.