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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1000 Galloping Hill Road; Suite 202
Union, NJ
 

Dr. John Faccone is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Union, NJ and Scotch Plains, NJ. Dr. Faccone is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, general orthopedics, and hip injury. He is affiliated with Atlantic Health System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Faccone honors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Faccone's office for an appointment. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford.

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All Interests: Pain, General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Osteoporosis, Neck ... (Read more)

Nancy Ann Kaplan
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1600 St. Georges Avenue
Rahway, NJ
 

Dr. Nancy Kaplan practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Springfield, NJ, Irvington, NJ, and Caldwell, NJ. Dr. Kaplan's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, arthritis, and bone problems. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Kaplan (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Bone Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Ankle Problems, Gout, ... (Read more)

Jason Perry Galante
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1600 St. Georges Street; Suite 114
Rahway, NJ
 

Dr. Jason Galante works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Galante is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway, and Overlook Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at Hoboken University Medical Center for his residency.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Wounds, Arthroscopic Surgery, Total Joint Replacement

Matthew Francis Wachtler
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
2253 South Avenue; Suite 1
Scotch Plains, NJ
 

Dr. Matthew Wachtler practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Cedar Grove, NJ, Scotch Plains, NJ, and Plainfield, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Wachtler is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Wachtler include foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and leg ulcers. He is affiliated with JFK Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Wachtler accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, AARP, and Anthem. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Wounds, Bone Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Neuropathy, Sports ... (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.