What Is Arthroscopic Surgery?
Arthroscopic Surgery in Los Angeles, CA
Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Thomas Vangsness performs arthroscopic surgery, which is a procedure used to visualize, diagnose and treat problems inside a joint. During arthroscopic surgery, Dr. Vangsness makes a small incision in your skin and the inserts a pencil-sized instrument, called an arthroscope, which contains a small lens and lighting system, to magnify and illuminate the structures inside the joint. When the arthroscope is attached to a miniature television camera, Dr. Vangsness is able to see the interior of the joint through this very small incision rather than needing to make a large incision and leave an unnecessary scar.
To perform your arthroscopic surgery, Dr. Vangsness will make very small incisions and insert a fiber optic camera and very small tools to sew and perform the cuff repair. The camera transmits images to Dr. Vangsness via a video screen, allowing him to see inside the joint. As your orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Vangsness is committed to helping you regain strength and mobility with arthroscopic surgery. He uses state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to ensure you comfort and safety and strives to make your surgery a successful and comfortable experience. Come get the personalized patient care and experience you deserve and have your arthroscopic surgery in Los Angeles from Dr. Thomas Vangsness.
If you live in the greater Los Angeles area and want more information about arthroscopic surgery, please contact Dr. Thomas Vangsness at (323) 442-5800.