Arthroscopic Surgery in New Jersey
Regardless of whether you require arthroscopic surgery for your foot or ankle, the Cedar Knolls, NJ-based team at Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons uses the most cutting-edge equipment in the industry.
What is Arthroscopic Surgery?
Arthroscopic surgery is a procedure that examines interior portions of the body, in order to diagnose or treat a wide range of orthopedic conditions, often related to cartilage and/or tendons. Arthroscopic surgeries are minimally invasive, typically require less healing time, and often result on less scarring than more invasive methods.
Benefits of Arthroscopic Surgery
When compared to other methods of addressing interior foot and ankle problems, arthroscopic surgery is cost effective. Additional benefits include:
- Often performed with a great deal of success
- Only require incisions of about 1/8”
This allows your condition to be addressed from multiple angles (e.g. multiple incisions) during the same procedure, without significantly increasing recovery time.
How is Arthroscopic Surgery Performed?
Arthroscopy of the foot and ankle gives our team a way to evaluate and treat many foot and ankle problems in a minimally invasive manner.
In an arthroscopy, the surgeon inserts a small camera into a specific joint area, whether it be the ankle or even the great toe joint. By using the scope, the surgeon is able to minimize the use of long incisions, soft tissue damage, and to avoid unnecessary dissection. This means a shorter recovery time and reduced pain and discomfort following the procedure.
Arthroscopy is used to treat many ailments, including arthritis, ankle ligament sprains and tears, ankle fractures, cartilage defects and even tendon damage.
Preparing for Arthroscopic Surgery
If this is your first visit to our office, one of our friendly staff will contact you in advance and advise what you will need to do in order to prepare for your arthroscopic surgery. This typically involves refraining from eating after midnight on the day prior to your surgery, as well as many medications that need to be stopped beforehand. In addition, we will likely need key documents from you, including:
- Medical insurance information and authorizations (if necessary)
- Medical history including lab results
- A list of known drug allergies or other special concerns
Arthroscopic Surgery Recovery
What you will need to do in order to recover from your arthroscopic surgery will vary by patient, and is dependent on where your surgery was performed, as well as the number of incisions made during the procedure.
Although your Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons physician will discuss your recovery requirements in advance, feel free to ask as many questions as you like at any point in the process.
About Our Team
Driven by the pursuit of excellence, Dr. Solomon and Dr. Stinson are the surgeons of choice for foot and ankle treatments in Cedar Knolls, NJ, and Northern NJ.
Dr. Mark Solomon serves as the team podiatrist for the New York Jets. Dr. Solomon and Dr. Stinson offer an unsurpassed ability to diagnose and treat sports-related foot and ankle conditions/injuries. In addition, Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons has been voted the top podiatrist in Morris County.
How Much Does Arthroscopic Surgery Cost?
Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons accept Medicare and Atlantic Health System’s local health insurance. We are considered an out-of-network provider with other insurance plans.
Some insurance plans include an out-of-network provision. If your insurance plan has this provision, it is likely to cover a portion of the eligible charges. As a courtesy, our knowledgeable and friendly office staff will submit your claims on your behalf.
If you do not have medical insurance, our knowledgeable and friendly office staff will review the various payment options we offer. We offer CareCredit® financing and accept major credit cards.
It is ultimately the patient’s responsibility to know and understand what services are covered under their individual insurance policy.
Board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and Fellows of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, both Dr. Solomon and Dr. Stinson represent a new generation of foot and ankle specialists. Contact us to schedule your initial appointment today!