With a dedicated team of nurses, physical therapists and social workers, the board-certified Sports Medicine and arthroscopic orthopedic surgeons at White Plains Hospital are among the busiest and most experienced in the greater Westchester area.
During arthroscopy, a small camera called an arthroscope is inserted into a joint through a small incision in the skin, providing the surgeon with magnified images of the joint. The benefit of arthroscopic surgery is that it allows a surgeon to look at the joint surfaces and the surrounding soft tissues such as the ligaments and cartilage. Arthroscopy can be used to diagnose or repair a joint problem, remove a loose or foreign body, or monitor a disease or the effectiveness of a treatment. Arthroscopy is commonly performed on the knee, shoulder, and ankle and can also can be done on the hip, elbow, and wrist.
Because it is minimally invasive, arthroscopic surgery offers patients many benefits, including:
- Smaller incisions
- Less scarring
- No cutting of muscles or tendons
- Less bleeding during surgery
- A faster recovery time and
- A faster and more comfortable rehabilitation
For more information about the surgical services offered at White Plains Hospital, please visit the surgical services or orthopedics sections of our website. To find an orthopedic surgeon at White Plains Hospital, you may call our Physician Referral Line at 914-681-1010 or visit our online physician directory.