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Dr. Jeffery Scott Rosenfield, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4801 S Congress Avenue
Lake Worth, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Rosenfield practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Lake Worth, FL, Atlantis, FL, and Boynton Beach, FL. He is affiliated with Bethesda Health. Dr. Rosenfield accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Dr. Rosenfield attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Marc Francis Matarazzo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4801 S Congress Avenue
Lake Worth, FL
 

Dr. Marc Matarazzo is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Atlantis, FL, Boynton Beach, FL, and Lake Worth, FL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Matarazzo attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors and Boca Raton Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Matarazzo is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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

Dr. Juan F Agudelo-Rivera, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
180 Jfk Drive
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Juan Agudelo's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Agudelo is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elvis L Grandic, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
 

Dr. Elvis Grandic's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Grandic a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Grandic include knee problems and hip problems. He is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Grandic (or staff) speaks Croatian and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty

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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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