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Diagnose & Treat Joint Problems with Arthroscopy in Central California

Arthroscopy is used to diagnose and treat joint conditions. This minimally invasive surgery allows your surgeon to see inside the joint using a tiny camera and make any necessary repairs.

With arthroscopic surgery at Dignity Health Central California, you can expect to heal much more quickly, so you can get back to doing the things you love. Find a Doctor today who lives by a philosophy of care, dignity, and respect as you undergo arthroscopy in Central California.


Healing with Arthroscopic Surgery at Dignity Health Central California

Whether it’s arthroscopy for the shoulder, knee, or hip, this joint surgery can both diagnose and treat a range of orthopedic conditions. Even if the reason for your pain is unclear, arthroscopy can help pinpoint the cause.

Your doctor may suggest arthroscopy for the following:

  • Joint infections or septic arthritis
  • Loose bodies, including pieces of cartilage and bone fragments
  • Inflammatory conditions, such as synovitis, tendonitis, and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Joint injuries, including dislocations, fractures, and tendon and overuse problems
  • Osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease, which breaks down bones and cartilage

Our orthopedic team is focused on your well-being and helping you heal. We’ll recommend the best personalized treatment for your condition, so you can enjoy life without pain.


Arthroscopy Recovery for Your Well-Being

Your orthopedic surgeon will perform arthroscopic surgery at one of our Dignity Health Central California hospitals or surgery centers. At least two incisions are made into your joint so your surgeon can insert the arthroscope and medical instruments. Doing so allows your surgeon to look at any damage or make repairs to damaged joints.

Within a few hours after arthroscopic surgery, you can go home. You may use a splint, sling, or crutches to keep weight off of your joint.

Physical therapy aids with arthroscopic recovery and helps you get strength, function, and range of motion back into the affected joint. Full recovery can range from a few weeks to months, based on your particular joint condition.

Want to find out what is causing your joint pain? Take our online joint assessment and discuss your results with an orthopedic expert. We can help you determine if arthroscopy is right for you.

Dignity Health Central California orthopedic doctors can diagnose and treat your orthopedic condition with arthroscopy in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.