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1 Arthroscopic Intervention Staying Active WILLIAM F BENNETT MD Orthopedic Surgeon Sportsmedicine/Arthroscopy

2 Arthroscopy-What is it? w Fiber optic scope with a mirror w Utilized for viewing the insides of joints w Mirror transmits inside image along fibers to a processor which displays the picture on a TV Monitor w Various arthroscopic instruments allow for treatment of almost all joint conditions

3 Arthroscopic Instruments arthroscope Knot tier cannula scissors Suture retriever Suture passer screw

4 Setup monitor ArthroscopeArthroscope shoulder

5 Sportsmedicine w Definition- any individual who needs medical attention to stay active in their activities w Do not have to be on an organized team w Ages from kids to 100 w Aging population-likes to stay active- I.e., golf/tennis/swimming

6 Injuries w Prevent people from staying active and doing things they like w Too often people just stop performing w With todays technology there is no reason to stop w Previous techniques included open surgery

7 Injuries Continued w Most injuries can be treated with *anti-inflammatory medication *rest *physical therapy w If surgery needed in times past large incisions and may not return to 100% w Arthroscopy small incisions and tries to fine-tune the athlete

8 Arthroscopy advantages w Biggest- complete visualization of the joint w Can address multiple lesions w Particularly relevant in the shoulder when more than one lesion may be present w Small Incisions w Less Pain w Shorter rehab

9 Injuries-joints accessible via arthroscope w Shoulder w Knee w Ankle w Elbow w Wrist w Hip w Spine

10 Shoulder w Bursitis/tendonitis w Rotator Cuff Tears w Biceps Inflammation w Dislocations/Subluxations w Ac joint pain w Spurs w Post-fracture care

11 Knee w Torn cartilage w Articular Cartilage defects w Ligament reconstruction w Knee-Cap problems w Synovitis w Tendonits/bursitis

12 Elbow w Tennis Elbow w Golfers Elbow w Ligament injuries w Cartilage Defects w Post-fracture care

13 Ankle w Chronic Sprains w Osteochondritis Dissecans w Synovitis w Post-fracture care

14 Shoulder

15 Right shoulder back front Biceps tendon Rotator cuff


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