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Dr. James Eldon Crouse, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1753 W Ridgeway Avenue; Suite 103b
Waterloo, IA
 

Dr. James Crouse practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Waterloo, IA. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip problems. He attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Crouse's medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. He takes Medicare insurance.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,318
  • Medicare Cost: $253
Dr. Gary Aldo Knudson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3421 W 9th Street
Waterloo, IA
 

Dr. Gary Knudson works as an orthopedic surgeon. Patients gave Dr. Knudson an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and hand problems. He takes Medicare insurance. He is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,727 - $3,372
  • Medicare Cost: $335 - $606
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
164 W Dale Street
Waterloo, IA
 

Dr. Robert Bartelt specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic. He honors Medicare insurance.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,602
  • Medicare Cost: $496
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1753 W Ridgeway Avenue; Suite 103b
Waterloo, IA
 

Dr. Roswell Johnston works as an orthopedist. He honors Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,602 - $2,788
  • Medicare Cost: $496 - $515
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
164 W Dale Street
Waterloo, IA
 

Dr. Thomas Gorsche is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Waterloo, IA. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Gorsche graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,602
  • Medicare Cost: $496
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2710 Saint Francis Drive
Waterloo, IA
 

Dr. Christopher Eagan is an orthopedist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Eagan honors Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,878
  • Medicare Cost: $515
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2710 St. Francis Drive; Suite 319
Waterloo, IA
 

Dr. Richard Naylor specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Waterloo, IA and Cedar Falls, IA. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Naylor graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 99
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,300 - $4,166
  • Medicare Cost: $160 - $978

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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.