Igor Rubinshteyn, MD
Orthopedic Surgery located in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, NY
Arthroscopic surgery is the most advanced way for you to undergo the orthopaedic surgery you need, in a minimally invasive manner. Board-certified orthopaedic surgeon Igor Rubinshteyn, MD, and Alexander Gimpelevich, DO, offers comprehensive arthroscopic surgery evaluations at his private practice in Brooklyn and Rego Park, New York. Schedule your arthroscopic surgery appointment online, or call the office nearest you directly.
Arthroscopic Surgery Q & A
What is arthroscopic surgery?
Traditional open surgeries required your orthopaedic surgeon to make a large incision and visually inspect and repair your bones and soft tissues. But with advancements in modern surgical tools and procedures, they can perform the same repairs, without the need for a large incision.
Arthroscopic surgery involves making just a few small incisions around your treatment area. One incision is for the arthroscope — a long, thin tube with a camera at the end — while the others are for any essential surgical tools.
The arthroscope provides a live-feed of the entire area that needs to be treated. Your surgeon simply has to watch the monitor to make repairs, which provides clear details through live imaging. Once your surgery is complete, sutures or surgical glue help seal up your incisions, so you have little-to-no scarring afterward.
Why do I need arthroscopic surgery?
Arthroscopic surgery is beneficial for a wide variety of ailments. Dr. Rubinshteyn could suggest a minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery if you have:
- Severe arthritis
- Bone fractures
- Torn tendons or ligaments
- Rotator cuff tears
- Impingement syndrome
- Loose bone or cartilage
- Joint misalignment
In some cases, Dr. Rubinshteyn suggests having an arthroscopic procedure for diagnostic purposes. For instance, if an MRI or CT scan isn’t clearly showing your injury or ailment, Dr. Rubinshteyn can use the arthroscope to get an internal in-depth image of the area and in some cases, he can even make repairs during this diagnostic surgery.
How long is the recovery after arthroscopic surgery?
Arthroscopic surgery is so in-demand because it requires little cutting and movement of muscles, ligaments, tendons, and other surrounding soft tissues. Not only does this dramatically reduce the risk of error, but it also yields a much quicker recovery period.
Depending on your specific procedure and how quickly you heal, you should be able to return to many of your daily activities within one to three weeks. It can take anywhere from 8-12 weeks to have a full recovery and be able to return to exercise and more strenuous activities.
Dr. Rubinshteyn sometimes schedules you for physical therapy or rehabilitation to help you heal after arthroscopic surgery. Physical therapy can continue for several months after your surgery, especially if you had a complex fracture or serious injury.
Book your arthroscopic surgery evaluation at the office of Igor Rubinshteyn, MD, today. Schedule online or over the phone.