For restoration of the knee joint or removal of damaged tissues, arthroscopic knee surgery is a beneficial option. Dr. Van Sice assists Palm County Florida based patients with knee condition by utilizing minimally invasive techniques from his practice in Jupiter, FL.
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure on a joint where a surgeon uses an arthroscope to view the joint on a screen. An arthroscope is a thin, flexible tube with a camera at the end which is inserted into a joint during surgery. The arthroscope’s image is the displayed on television, which allows the surgeon to see the joint and what he is doing, without having to open the knee fully. Arthroscopy is used to repair or remove damaged tissue by maneuvering small surgical instruments inserted through incisions made in the knee. The surgery is typically used for:
A physical exam is usually performed prior to the operation. This is done to evaluate the health of the person and uncover any concerns which could cause difficulties during surgery. The surgeon will have to be told about any medications or supplements which are currently being taken. Certain medications must be avoided before surgery. Additionally, preoperative tests can be ordered such as a blood test or an electrocardiogram, or EKG.
Initially, the surgeon will make a few small incisions in the knee, and a sterile solution will rinse and fill the knee joint. This helps the surgeon to observe the knee clearly and in detail. The surgeon can properly diagnose the issue by studying the knee joint. An arthroscope will be inserted and the picture projected on a TV to direct his actions. The doctor will then insert specially designed instruments through small incisions and perform the repairs or removals. These instruments can include scissors, motorized shavers, or lasers. The procedure usually lasts between 30 minutes and an hour. It can take more time depending on the damage. Once the repairs or removal is accomplished, the surgeon will suture the incisions with either a stitch or a sterile strip. Then these will be protected with a bandage.
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"I am extremely pleased with the surgery, the process went very smooth and Dr. Van Sice and his staff have provided me with top notch care."
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:Dr. Van Sice is a very smart and talented professional. He is always a pleasure to see and takes his time to understand the issue and explain my options"
I may not be a professional athlete nor am I a celebrity, but the care and compassion of Dr. VanSice and his team surely has made me feel like I am from my first call!
"I appreciate the enthusiasm and energy the doctor had. They accomplish a lot on the initial visit...i.e..Xrays, Ultra sound...and I left knowing the issue."