38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, Florida 33542
602 South Howard Ave
Tampa, Florida 33606
2352 Bruce B Downs Blvd.
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
“Trey” Gerald Alexander, III, MD
Geoffrey Cronen, MD
Brian C. Domby, MD
Richard Gray, MD
Ira Guttentag, MD, FACS
Stephen Raterman, MD, FACS
Matthew Brice, PA-C
Joshua Gilliam, PA-C, ATC
Janelle Griffith, PA-C
Marlena Howe, ARNP-BC
Brittany Loringer, PA-C
Luis Lozano, PA-C
Kimberly Cudzil, ARNP, NP-C
James Riordan, PA-C, MS
14547 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Tampa, Florida 33613
Minimally Invasive Arthroscopy at Florida Medical Clinic, Where Your Life is Our Specialty
Arthroscopy, or arthroscopic surgery, is a type of minimally invasive orthopaedic surgery. During an arthroscopic operation, a surgeon uses small instruments, including a tiny camera, to access the surgical site, such as a knee, hip, shoulder, or other joint. The camera produces detailed, real-time images that the surgeon uses to guide his or her movements.
Arthroscopy can be used for several key orthopaedic procedures. Some of these procedures are purely investigative, performed to diagnose a condition or determine the level of damage to a joint. Other procedures are therapeutic, used to address an issue such as a herniated disc. The primary benefit is that arthroscopic surgery requires only a small incision; as a result, the recovery time for an orthopaedic arthroscopy is often shorter than it is for an open operation. Additionally, arthroscopic procedures are usually performed on an outpatient basis.
At Florida Medical Clinic, our orthopaedic surgeons may recommend an arthroscopy for the treatment of a variety of conditions, including:
- Osteoarthritis in the wrists, knees, hips, elbows, or shoulders
- Knee injuries, such as meniscal tears
- Hip conditions, such as compression of the sciatic nerve
- Shoulder injuries, including rotator cuff tears and tendonitis
- Spine conditions, such as herniated and degenerated discs
As part of our commitment to providing the latest advancements in orthopaedic care, we are continually investing in the newest and most advanced surgical technologies, including laparoscopic instruments for arthroscopy. We’re proud to have all of the necessary tools to provide our patients with the highest caliber of safe and effective surgical care.
For more information about our approach to arthroscopy, or to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced orthopaedic surgeons, contact Florida Medical Clinic today.