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One of the fundamental challenges to operating on a joint is that these body parts involve many layers of different kinds of tissues, intricately held together with tendons and ligaments. This complexity can make diagnosing and repairing injury or disease inside a damaged joint especially tricky – that is, unless your doctors know how to minimize the type of damage commonly associated with most surgery. Virtua’s highly skilled team of orthopedic surgeons specializes in minimally invasive techniques that can treat your joint problems with the shortest recovery time possible.
Arthroscopic surgery allows doctors to take a closer look at your joints and, if required, perform a surgical fix without opening up your body any more than is absolutely necessary. Most commonly performed on the knee, shoulder, elbow, or wrist, this type of procedure involves inserting an arthroscope – a sophisticated tool that contains a tiny tube, a lens, and a light source – into your joint to look for and repair damage.
In addition to arthroscopic surgery, Virtua's Sports Medicine Program offers comprehensive services for injury prevention, education, evaluation and advanced treatment of movement-related pain or injuries.
The program's co-medical directors are board-certified orthopedic surgeons who are fellowship-trained in sports medicine and who specialize in the treatment and surgical management of sports medicine injuries. In addition, they treat activity-based pains and strains that keep patients from normal activities.