Other popular orthopedic procedures:
Knee arthroscopy utilizes an arthroscope, which is inserted into the knee joint through two small incisions. The purpose of the scope is to allow the surgeon to see inside the joint without making a large incision. The surgery is used for diagnosis, to remove loose tissue or ligaments or shave the knee cap. This is an outpatient surgery.
Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a painful condition that results from the median nerve being trapped in the wrist. Numbness, tingling of the fingers and weakness of the thumb muscles are common symptoms. Carpal tunnel release surgery loosens the band that has tightened around the median nerve, restoring pain-free function. This is an outpatient surgery.