We found 4 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept Medical Mutual near Dayton, OH.

Dr. Matthew James Di Paola, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
30 East Apple Street; Suite 2200
Dayton, OH
 

Dr. Matthew Dipaola works as an orthopedic trauma specialist and sports medicine specialist. He is affiliated with Dayton VA Medical Center, Atrium Medical Center, and Kaleida Health. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Medical Mutual, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dipaola has an open panel. Dr. Dipaola attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Osteoporosis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Charles Albert, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
1 Childrens Plaza
Dayton, OH
 

Dr. Michael Albert specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery and practices in Dayton, OH, Centerville, OH, and Troy, OH. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and wrist problems. Patients rated Dr. Albert highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Miami Valley Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wright State University, Dr. Albert attended medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Atrium Medical Center, Kettering Health Network, and Miami Valley Hospital. Dr. Albert welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Michael Cook, MD, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
7980 N Main Street
Dayton, OH
 

Dr. Thomas Cook is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Dayton, OH. His areas of expertise include knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cook honors. Dr. Cook is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Grandview Medical Center for his residency. He is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Cook is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael D Barnett Jr., MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2350 Miami Valley Drive; Suite 320
Dayton, OH
 

Dr. Michael Barnett is a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He has indicated that his clinical interests include foot problems and ankle problems. Dr. Barnett honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Great-West Healthcare, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Akron General Medical Center, Dr. Barnett attended medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Atrium Medical Center and Miami Valley Hospital. Dr. Barnett's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (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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