Anthroscopic Surgery

Surgery involving joints can often be performed with minimally invasive techniques. This means that instead of cutting a joint completely open to expose all of the structures, small portal incisions can be used with a camera. This camera for joints is called an arthroscope. Modern techniques for surgical repair of injuries such as rotator cuff tears or ACL ruptures involve the use of an arthroscope. This allows for better visualization and less invasive techniques—which leads to quicker recoveries and superior outcomes. While not all surgeries can be performed arthroscopically, more and more are being adapted for arthroscopic techniques. Dr Stiebel is an instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America, where he teaches other surgeons the latest techniques in shoulder and knee arthroscopic surgeries. If you are interested in learning if an arthroscopic procedure is right for you, please contact our office at (561) 845-6000