Advantages of Arthroscopic
Arthroscopic surgery involves the use of highly specialized instruments to perform surgery through very small incisions (one-half inch).
It is also known as "minimally invasive surgery" because it doesn't require large incisions.
The advantages of arthroscopic surgery are clear: smaller incisions, less scar tissue, less pain after surgery, and faster recovery.
Dr. Loniewski and Dr. Mihalich perform arthroscopic surgical procedures of the knee including meniscal surgery and loose body removal. Dr. Mihalich also does ankle arthroscopies for joint debridement.
Dr. Farjo has performed thousands of advanced arthroscopic surgical procedures. In addition to performing these procedures, he also teaches other surgeons how to use these techniques. He performs arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee, ankle, elbow, and hip.
- Knee ACL & PCL reconstruction
- Knee meniscus repair
- Knee osteochondral grafting (for cartilage lesions)
- Shoulder rotator cuff repair
- Shoulder bankart reconstruction (for dislocating shoulder)
- Shoulder subacromial decompression (for shoulder tendonitis, bursitis)
- Shoulder labral (SLAP) repairs
- All other advanced arthroscopic shoulder surgeries (e.g., for biceps tendon problems, ganglion cysts, scapulothoracic bursitis, coracoid impingement).
- Elbow ulnohumeral fenestration (for elbow arthritis)
- Elbow athroscopy for loose bodies and arthritis
- Ankle osteochondral drilling (for ankle cartilage lesions)
- Ankle joint debridement (for ankle arthritis)
- Hip arthroscopy for trochanteric bursitis, tight IT band, or snapping hip syndrome
- Hip labral tear surgery (for painful clicking in the hip)
- Hip arthroscopic surgery for femoroacetabular impingement.