There’s a reason people often postpone surgical treatments for as long as they can — no one wants to undergo a painful procedure with a lengthy recovery time. Advanced techniques have made even the most complex procedures possible in a less invasive way.
More simply put, you can get the surgery you need with smaller incisions and less trauma to the treatment site.
Dr. Jared Tadje is exceptionally skilled at arthroscopic technique which he performs at several locations throughout the Treasure Valley. This minimally invasive approach allows him to diagnose and treat issues occurring inside and around a joint, using a small incision and a long, pencil-size tool — or arthroscope.
As you can imagine, this offers numerous benefits that make the prospect of surgery a little easier. Here are just a few of the advantages you can expect.
As we mentioned above, one key advantage of arthroscopic surgery is that it causes less trauma to the injured area.
Since Dr. Tadje can perform the procedure with specialized instruments and a camera, he doesn’t need to make a large incision to see the area of concern. This causes less internal and external trauma compared with traditional open surgical approaches.
Most procedures are done in an outpatient setting.
Reduced risk of infection and complications
Your skin is a barrier that protects your body from bacteria. Whenever there’s an opening in this barrier, even during surgery, it leaves your system susceptible to infection.
Arthroscopic surgery uses smaller incisions than traditional open approaches. This leads to a significantly lower risk for infection.
Plus, the specialized camera and equipment allow Dr. Tadje to see and access the treatment site with greater precision, often resulting in better outcomes and fewer complications.
A solution for numerous orthopedic problems
Arthroscopy allows Dr. Tadje to diagnose and treat specific conditions, such as:
- Shoulder injuries, like rotator cuff tears, labral tears, and recurrent dislocations
- Knee injuries, including meniscus tears and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
Arthroscopy can also be used to treat cartilage injuries and in some cases, pain generators as a result of arthritis.
Faster recovery times
Even when surgery is minimally invasive, your body still needs time to recover. It often recovers faster with arthroscopic procedures. This also means patients typically experience less pain, reducing the need for narcotic medications during the early postoperative phase.
In most cases, you can expect to resume light activity and even desk work within a few days and more strenuous activity after a few weeks. That being said, each arthroscopic procedure differs. Therefore Dr. Tadje and his staff provide detailed instructions on what to expect during your specific recovery.
Do you need surgery? Contact Tadje Orthopaedics in Meridian, Idaho, to schedule a consultation and see if arthroscopy is an option for you. Call 208-515-2654 today.