Offering Arthroscopic Surgery for Patients in Reno, NV
Have you been told that you need surgery? If so, you may want to consider having it performed arthroscopically, if possible. Dr. Rueben Nair and the other orthopedic specialists at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic are pleased to perform arthroscopic surgery for patients in Reno, Nevada, and surrounding areas. We offer arthroscopic shoulder surgery, arthroscopic elbow surgery, arthroscopic knee surgery, and more.
The Benefits of Arthroscopic Surgery
True to its name — “arthro” comes from the Greek word for “joint”, and “skopein” means “to look” — arthroscopy involves using a small camera to look inside a joint. In addition to diagnosing any issues, surgeons can use this camera to guide miniature tools while performing repairs. Arthroscopic surgery offers numerous advantages over traditional open surgery. For example:
- It’s less invasive, requiring an incision approximately the size of a buttonhole.
- It reduces the risk of infection and other complications.
- It’s typically performed on an outpatient basis, so patients don’t need to worry about lengthy hospital stays.
- It causes less pain and stiffness in the time after surgery.
- It requires a significantly shorter recovery time.
In some instances, such as with especially large muscle tears, open surgery is still necessary. We can let you know whether arthroscopic surgery is an option for your specific condition.
Find Out More
If you’d like to know if you’re a candidate for arthroscopic surgery, contact Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic today. One of our friendly team members will tell you more about our practice and schedule a consultation with Dr. Nair or one of the other experienced orthopedists at our Reno, NV, office. You can also take advantage of our convenient online scheduling system.