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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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip problems. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Dr. Crouse performed his residency at Mayo Clinic.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Waterloo, IA. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Knudson's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and hand problems. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Knudson welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Waterloo, IA. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his 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
164 W Dale Street
Waterloo, IA
 

Dr. Thomas Gorsche works as an orthopedist in Waterloo, IA. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Gorsche studied medicine at 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, who practices in Waterloo, IA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Eagan honors Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Eagan completed a residency program 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
1753 W Ridgeway Avenue; Suite 103b
Waterloo, IA
 

Dr. Roswell Johnston's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school 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
2710 St. Francis Drive; Suite 319
Waterloo, IA
 

Dr. Richard Naylor's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Naylor honors Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at 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.