Compared to other injuries, joint injuries can be harder to reach and monitor. But with the advancement of technology and medicine, it’s easier than ever to treat them.
Dr. Parikh specializes in arthroscopic surgery, a type of surgery that involves a close examination inside of a joint. The procedure involves making a small incision to gain access to the joint. Once the incision is made, Dr. Parikh is able to insert a small camera attached to a device, known as an arthroscope. The arthroscope allows Dr. Parikh to see inside the joint and make a proper diagnosis soon after.
Corrective surgery may be necessary following the examination and official diagnosis. Some conditions and injuries can be treated with arthroscopic instruments. Some injuries may require other types of open surgery.
Dr. Parikh can perform the procedure on the ankles, knees, and shoulders. Patients can typically return home several hours after the procedure. In some cases, arthroscopic surgery can fix certain injuries, such as meniscus tears or rotator cuff tears. But in other cases, we can only use arthroscopic equipment to diagnose serious or complicated injuries.
For more information about our arthroscopic services, contact us today.