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Dr. David Michael Foulk, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1600 Budinger Avenue
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. David Foulk works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Foulk accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Foulk trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Femur Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Tibia Fracture, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Francisco E Noda, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Buddinger Avenue
Saint Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Noda's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Noda is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. He takes Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Noda attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Femur Fracture, Revision Elbow Arthroplasty, Fibula Fracture, Tibia Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harald James Henningsen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Budinger Avenue
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Harald Henningsen practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and performed his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. Dr. Henningsen is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Henningsen accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Femur Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1600 Budinger Avenue
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Michael Karr's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Dr. Karr attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Karr include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Prosthetics, Arm Fracture, Revision Elbow Arthroplasty, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia ... (Read more)

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  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200 - $3,120
  • Medicare Cost: $569 - $592

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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.