Often referred to as a keyhole surgery, joint arthroscopy treatment and surgery in Edmonds is available to help you to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions. Maybe you have issues with your foot and ankle as well as your other joints. Your team at Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic will be able to go over all of your options with you to make sure that you understand what needs to be done and how the procedure works.
During arthroscopy of the joints in your body, the surgeon will be able to examine the area, work on removing any of the damaged cartilage and any tissue. There can also be some small tissue samples, or biopsies, taken to help you diagnose other issues such as some sort of infection.
Most arthroscopic procedures will take roughly thirty minutes, all depending on how much work will have to be done inside the joint in question. After the anesthetic takes effect, small incisions will be made so that the scope can be inserted. There will usually be a sterile fluid that is put into the joint as well to help rinse it and also allow for more visibility. If there is anything that can be treated at this time, there will be small instruments such as lasers or scissors that can remove damaged tissue matter, including ligaments or cartilage.
If you are interested in learning more about options in arthroscopy treatment and surgery in Edmonds, call Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic at (425)482-6663. This is a fairly common procedure that is done on a regular basis to both diagnose and treat joint issues. The end result will hopefully be your ability to resume your regular daily activities.