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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
3273 Claremont Way; Suite 100
Napa, CA
 

Dr. Cornelis Elmes is a physician who specializes in orthopedic trauma. Dr. Elmes is affiliated with Adventist Health System. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Pain, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3273 Claremont Way; Suite 100
Napa, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Birkbeck is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Napa, CA. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Birkbeck obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Birkbeck is affiliated with Sutter Solano Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen John Franzino, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3435 Valle Verde Drive; Suite B
Napa, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Franzino is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In Dr. Franzino's practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington Hospital Healthcare System, Adventist Health System, and Sutter Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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  • Volume: 54
  • Charge (avg.): $2,420 - $5,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $184 - $1,168

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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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