Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure performed through small incisions that involves looking inside a joint with a small camera to diagnose and repair shoulder injuries.
Arthroscopy has been performed since the 1970s. From the Greek words “arthro” (joint) and “skopein” (to look), the word literally means to look in the joint. Dr. Chudik is pioneer in arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgery. He developed several innovative arthroscopic orthopaedic procedures, instruments and implant solutions because he saw a need and invented a way to improve techniques that result in better outcomes for his patients.
Compared to open surgical procedures, arthroscopy minimizes injury to the surrounding soft-tissues, and reduces postoperative pain, scar tissue and recovery time, allowing the quickest and most complete recovery of function, mobility, and performance.
Regardless if you have arthroscopic or open surgery, both have a risk for complications. Consequently, a decision to undergo surgery should never be taken lightly and trust in your surgeon’s expertise and dedication to helping you through the entire surgical experience is imperative.