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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 is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip problems. He honors Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Crouse completed his residency training 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and hand problems. Dr. Knudson takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Knudson is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. His 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
Dr. Robert Boyd Bartelt, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
164 W Dale Street
Waterloo, IA
 

Dr. Robert Bartelt's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. Dr. Bartelt accepts Medicare insurance.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,602
  • Medicare Cost: $496
Dr. Thomas Stewart Gorsche, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
164 W Dale Street
Waterloo, IA
 

Dr. Thomas Gorsche, who practices in Waterloo, IA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He takes 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
1753 W Ridgeway Avenue; Suite 103b
Waterloo, IA
 

Dr. Roswell Johnston is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Johnston honors 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 Saint Francis Drive
Waterloo, IA
 

Dr. Christopher Eagan is an orthopedist in Waterloo, IA. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo. Patient ratings for Dr. Eagan average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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 works as an orthopedic surgeon in Waterloo, IA and Cedar Falls, IA. He graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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.