Delaware orthopedic specialists Dr. Craig Morgan and Dr. Vic Kalman are experts in the arthroscopic/orthopedic field of surgery. Arthroscopic surgery involves using small incisions to insert a pencil sized camera into the joint to visualize, confirm the diagnosis and treat the condition in a minimally invasive way. This, in turn leads to a faster recovery for you. Arthroscopic surgery is performed in a surgery center under anesthesia on an outpatient basis.
Dr. Morgan performs shoulder and knee replacements that require short hospital stays getting you back on track as soon as possible. Both Dr. Morgan and Dr. Kalman perform open procedures such as tendon and ligament repairs if needed.
Common conditions treated arthroscopically:
- Shoulder Impingement/Rotator Cuff
- Shoulder Labral Tears
- Shoulder Adhesive Capsulitis
- Knee Meniscus/Cartilage Injuries
- Knee Ligament Injuries (ACL, PCL)
- Hip Impingement/Labral Tears/Gluteal tendon tears
- Elbow Impingement and Loose Bodies
- Ankle Impingement and Loose Bodies
Complications are uncommon but can occur following arthroscopic surgery. Risks include but are not limited to infection, blood clots, bleeding, injury to nerves/blood vessels and instrument breakage. Fortunately, the risks are infrequent.
The advantages are an outpatient procedure, performed safely with minimal risk and you are home a few hours after surgery. We do the best we can to manage your pain with different techniques that begin in the operating room.
Recovery depends on the surgical procedure and your overall condition prior to surgery. Every patient is unique and recovery time will reflect that. A guided rehabilitation program usually begins at your first post-operative appointment. Return to your activity depends on the condition treated and the activity you want to resume.
Call today for an appointment to see Delaware orthopedic specialists Dr. Morgan or Dr. Kalman, looking forward to serving you.