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Dr. Matthew Lee Tweet, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
 

Dr. Matthew Tweet sees patients in Sacramento, CA and Roseville, CA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tweet include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tweet honors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Gerald Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #113
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Scott Smith works as an orthopedist. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Smith is rated highly by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Foot Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yuhwan Hong, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #113
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Yuhwan Hong works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Hong include orthopedic surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Hong graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at Union Memorial Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Hong is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ryan Samuel Jacobson Vitali, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7551 Timberlake Way; Suite 200
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Ryan Vitali practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include dupuytren's contracture, carpal tunnel surgery, and proximal humerus (top of upper arm bone) fracture. Dr. Vitali's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, he speaks Medical Spanish. Dr. Vitali's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Patellofemoral Replacement, Ankle Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Revision ... (Read more)

Dr. Garrett P Ryle, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #113
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Garrett Ryle, who practices in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ryle's clinical interests encompass orthopedic surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Foot Surgery, Hip Resurfacing, Orthopedic Surgery, Knee Replacement, Rotator Cuff ... (Read more)

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What is Arthroscopic Surgery?

Arthroscopic surgery is a kind of minimally invasive joint surgery that can be used to both diagnose and treat problems within a joint. It is most commonly performed by orthopedic surgeons on six main joints: the knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, ankle, and wrist. Arthroscopy uses very small incisions, so recovery is generally quicker and the risk of infection is lower than with traditional joint surgery.

Arthroscopic surgery consists of two separate procedures. The first part, where the joint is examined and any problems are diagnosed, is called arthroscopy. If surgery is performed at the same time, it is called arthroscopic surgery. Because the two procedures take place together, sometimes these terms are used interchangeably.

During arthroscopic surgery, a small incision is made and a thin probe the width of a toothpick is inserted directly into the center of the affected joint. This probe contains a camera and fiber optic lights to illuminate the joint space. The surgeon can then look at the joint, make a diagnosis, and decide if the problem can be treated. If it can, two more small incisions will be made, and narrow tubes with tiny instruments at the tip will be inserted into the joint along with the camera. The surgeon uses the camera to guide the operation within the joint. Then all of the instruments and tubes are removed, the incisions are bandaged, and the patient can recover.

Arthroscopic surgery is not appropriate for every joint disorder, but it can be used to treat a number of them, including:
  • Inflammation of the joint, for example, synovitis or arthritis
  • Injuries, such as rotator cuff tears, ACL tears, or a torn meniscus in the knee
  • Bone spurs
  • Infections
  • Scar tissue within the joint

When more conservative treatment methods are not able to control pain in a joint any longer, arthroscopy is often the next step to examine and treat joint problems.
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