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Specializes in Podiatry
1 Sheffield Drive
Columbus, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Shinder's area of specialization is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Dr. Shinder completed his residency training at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia. His areas of expertise include the following: orthotics, osteomyelitis, and ankle sprain. Patient ratings for Dr. Shinder average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Shinder is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial, Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center (MASC) (Mount Holly, NJ), and Jeanes Hospital.

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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)

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

Dr. Edward Farrell works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. His areas of expertise include hammer toe, orthotics, and foot pain. He honors United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Farrell trained at Parkview Hospital. Dr. Farrell is professionally affiliated with Jeanes 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)

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Specializes in Podiatry
1 Sheffield Drive
Columbus, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Miller practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Miller include hammer toe, orthotics, and foot pain. United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller takes. Dr. Miller trained at Parkview Hospital for his residency. Dr. Miller is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial, Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center (MASC) (Mount Holly, NJ), and Jeanes 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)

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Specializes in Podiatry
1 Sheffield Drive
Columbus, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Filoramo's area of specialization is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: hammer toe, orthotics, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Filoramo is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial and Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center (MASC) (Mount Holly, NJ).

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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.