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Arthroscopic Surgery

Joint pain can really hurt, especially when it keeps you from what you need or love to do.

At DeKalb Regional Medical Center, we can help you get back on track. That includes minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery to treat a variety of hip, knee and shoulder conditions.

Surgeons specialize in the latest techniques, requiring just a few small incisions. For you, that may mean less pain, faster recovery and quicker return to the life you love.

Benefits of Arthroscopy

During arthroscopy, DeKalb Regional Medical Center‘s orthopedic surgeons use a pencil-size instrument to look inside the joint in order to diagnose and treat an injury or condition. The arthroscope, a fiber optic camera, is so slim that it can be inserted into the joint through one or more tiny “keyhole” incisions in the skin.

Arthroscopy can also help postpone arthritis by treating its cause in the early stages, and delay or eliminate the need for joint replacement by preemptively treating conditions that cause osteoarthritis.

At DeKalb Regional Medical Center, we usually perform arthroscopy on an outpatient basis, allowing you to leave the hospital the same day and recover comfortably at home.

Orthopedics

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Joint Replacement

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Knee Replacement

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Shoulder Joint Replacement

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Total Hip Replacement

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Knee Ligament Repair

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Rotator Cuff Repair

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