Tropeano Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Phone (256) 715-2414

209 W spring St
Sylacauga, Alabama 35150
(at Coosa Valley Medical Center)

Arthroscopy of the Elbow, Wrist & Ankle

Certain injuries to the wrist, elbow and ankle respond well to arthroscopy, a surgical technique in which the physician inserts a needle-shaped fiber optic telescope, or arthroscope, in the joint through an incision approximately 1/8 inch long. Utilizing instruments as small as 1/10 inch, corrective surgery is performed. Normally done as an outpatient procedure, arthroscopy causes less trauma to the tissues than traditional, more invasive surgeries. You may want to discuss the arthroscopic procedure with your physician to see if it is the right solution for your particular ailment. Your doctor can guide you in this regard and explain what to expect, including your timetable for recovery.