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Dr. Avery Amit Arora, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, General Surgery
37650 Professional Center Drive
Livonia, MI

Dr. Avery Arora is a hand surgery and general surgery specialist in Southfield, MI, Livonia, MI, and Detroit, MI. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, amputees, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Arora is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cofinity, Health Alliance Plan (HAP), and more. Before completing his residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Arora attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and St. John Providence Health System.

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All Interests: Tumor, Tendonitis, Wrist Surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Elbow Problems, Complex Regional Pain ... (Read more)

Neal A Mozen
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
37595 7 Mile Road; Suite 370
Livonia, MI

Dr. Neal Mozen practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Mozen (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. Clinical interests for Dr. Mozen include arthroscopic surgery, holistic medicine, and diabetic foot ulcers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and St. John Providence Health System. He trained at Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mozen is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Orthotics, Nutrition Issues, Foot Surgery, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Ronald Phillip Adelman
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
14555 Levan
Livonia, MI

Dr. Ronald Adelman specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Livonia, MI, Plymouth, MI, and Ypsilanti, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Adelman include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, foot arthroscopy, and sports health. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Adelman honors AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His training includes a residency program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , foot arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sports Health, Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical ... (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.
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