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We found 3 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept First Health near Des Plaines, IL.

Keith L Komnick MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
581 E Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL
(847) 297-2240; (847) 843-0726

Dr. Keith Komnick is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Komnick's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His clinical interests include carpal tunnel surgery, heel surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Dr. Komnick is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Ankle / Heel Surgery, Arthroplasty, ACL INJURY, Ankle Arthroscopy, Ankle Surgery, Arthritic Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard A Stone DPM
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry
2501 Compass Road; Suite 120
Glenview, IL
(847) 855-8142; (847) 234-5095

Dr. Howard Stone practices foot & ankle surgery and general podiatry in Glenview, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Grayslake, IL. Dr. Stone trained at Doctors Hospital and Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, Denver for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, foot surgery, and heel pain. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Stone is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Foot and Ankle Problems, Achilles Injuries, Advanced Surgical Fixation, Arthoscopy, Cartilage ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Ronald Baker DPM
Specializes in Podiatry (Foot & Ankle Medicine), Foot & Ankle Surgery
1455 E Golf Road; Suite 110
Des Plaines, IL
(847) 390-7666

Dr. Jeffrey Baker's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. For his residency, Dr. Baker trained at Hoboken University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Baker include stress fractures, hammer toe, and foot reconstruction. Dr. Baker takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Baker is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Ankle Arthroscopy, Ankle Fractures, Ankle Sprains, Bunions, Cavus Feet, Flat Feet, Foot and Ankle ... (Read more)


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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.