minimally invasive techniques

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Minimally-Invasive Surgical Techniques

Based on research and experience, our surgical techniques continue to evolve. Because they are under pressure to get back on the field and into the game, professional athletes can be our most demanding patients. As a result, our physicians have continued to innovate surgery methods that allow for quick, effective recovery.

Clinical research performed on former patients and athletes also contributes to the evolution and enhancement of individual surgical procedures. This experience is in turn passed on to all of our Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic patients who require orthopedic care—not just professional athletes.

Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopy is a minimally-invasive surgical technique where two small incisions are made at the shoulder, knee, or ankle. One incision is for the arthroscope (a small flexible tube that allows the surgeon to see inside the joint), and the other incision gives access for the surgical instruments. When compared with the traditional open surgical procedure, this technique involves less trauma to the muscles, allowing for better joint stability and a quicker, less painful recovery.

Recovery from Surgery

Modern medical advances have made it possible for most of Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic's patients to have elective surgery and return home the same day. There is also an extended recovery area on site where a patient may stay for 23 hours following surgery before going home. This affordable and convenient alternative to overnight hospitalization has earned us the reputation as the region's "Center of Excellence for Outpatient Surgery." Any complex surgeries requiring inpatient hospitalization are performed at local medical centers.