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Specializes in Podiatry
1 Sheffield Drive
Columbus, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Shinder practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Shinder include amputation, orthotics, and osteomyelitis. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Shinder is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Shinder completed his residency training at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial, Aria Health, and Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center (MASC) (Mount Holly, NJ).

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Foot Surgery, Bursitis, Bone Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1 Sheffield Drive
Columbus, NJ
 

Dr. Edward Farrell's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: amputation, orthotics, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Farrell is affiliated with Jeanes Hospital. He accepts United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He completed his residency training at Parkview Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Foot Surgery, Bursitis, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Podiatry
1 Sheffield Drive
Columbus, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Miller specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Miller include amputation, orthotics, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Miller is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial, Aria Health, and Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center (MASC) (Mount Holly, NJ). He accepts United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, United Healthcare HMO, and more. His residency was performed at Parkview Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Foot Surgery, Bursitis, Fractures, Osteomyelitis, Ankle ... (Read more)

Specializes in Podiatry
1 Sheffield Drive
Columbus, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Filoramo's area of specialization is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Filoramo include amputation, orthotics, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Filoramo is in-network for United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Foot Surgery, Bursitis, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Osteomyelitis, ... (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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