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Dr. Patrick J Grablin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
530 5th Street E
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Grablin is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Bradenton, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Grablin include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Grablin takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6015 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Steven Schafer is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. In Dr. Schafer's practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery and sports health. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6015 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Avinash Kumar is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Bradenton, FL. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kumar is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Shoulder Replacement, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6015 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Lamar is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Bradenton, FL. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lamar accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $375 - $1,184
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186 - $592

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6015 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Arthur Valadie is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Valadie is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 79
  • Charge (avg.): $375 - $2,248
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186 - $1,130

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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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