Orthopaedic Surgery Associates is a practice with two convenient locations in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach. It is also home to some of the best orthopedic surgeons you can find in the state. As mentioned in many of our previous articles, our orthopedic doctors are all Board Certified (Why is it important? Find out here!) and they all have a lot of experience with treating patients with severe ortho-related conditions, including fractured knees, shoulders, elbows and ankles. One of the procedures performed at Orthopaedic Surgery Associates is the arthroscopy surgery – a procedure proven most effective when it comes to joint-related issues.
According to Dr. Eric Shapiro, one of the many fine orthopedic surgeons that practice at Orthopedic Surgery Associates:
“A candidate for arthroscopic surgery is a patient with acute injury with a meniscal cartilage tear or a patient with a chronic meniscal tear who has failed conservative treatment of greater than six weeks. Patients younger than age 50 are treated more aggressively, and patients older than 50 years old are treated more conservatively. Conservative treatment includes nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, and cortisone injection. Other criteria include level of pain, amount of disability, and inability to perform activities of daily living and sporting endeavors. The patient and physician together review all these variables and formulate an individualized treatment plan for recovery. Each patient’s treatment plan is modified to relieve their painful symptoms. The patient must trust the experience and expertise of the orthopaedic surgeon to see if they are candidates for this arthroscopic surgery.”
If you are suffering from joint pain, you should consider seeing an orthopedic surgeon. Together you can decide upon the best treatment options for your specific condition. Only after a careful examination will your orthopedic surgeon be able to determine whether you are a good candidate for arthroscopic surgery. And if in fact a surgery is needed, do not worry – this one procedure has proven to be one of the most effective treatments out there – it has proven to be almost risk-free and is beneficial to the large majority of the patients. If you’d like to find out more about arthroscopy or orthopedic surgeons in Boca Raton or Boynton Beach, contact us today and see how we can help you!