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We found 8 providers matching arthroscopic surgery and who accept Medicare near Appleton, WI.

Dr. Kenneth Donald Kleist, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
820 E Grant Street
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Kenneth Kleist is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include total hip replacement, minimally invasive hip replacement, and hip fracture. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. After attending the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school, Dr. Kleist completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Hip Fracture, Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Boyd Christopher Lumsden, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2323 N Casaloma Drive
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Boyd Lumsden is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Green Bay, WI, Marinette, WI, and Oshkosh, WI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lumsden include amputation, total shoulder replacement, and tumor. Dr. Lumsden is affiliated with ThedaCare. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Amputation, Tumor, Elbow Arthroscopy, Congenital Hand Disorders, Shoulder Replacement, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric W Erickson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
820 E Grant Street
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Eric Erickson is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Appleton, WI. He attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Clinical interests for Dr. Erickson include total shoulder replacement, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Dr. Erickson honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

All Interests: Adhesive Capsulitis, Sports Health, Tendonitis, Knee Pain, Tendon Ruptures, Achilles Tendon ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Patrick Cullen, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2323 N Casaloma Drive
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Joseph Cullen is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Cullen's clinical interests include amputation, total shoulder replacement, and tumor. He is affiliated with ThedaCare. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Cullen completed his residency training at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Amputation, Tumor, Elbow Arthroscopy, Congenital Hand Disorders, Shoulder Replacement, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Preston Olvey, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2323 N Casaloma Drive
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Scott Olvey is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Green Bay, WI, Marinette, WI, and Oshkosh, WI. Dr. Olvey's areas of expertise include the following: amputation, total shoulder replacement, and tumor. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Amputation, Tumor, Elbow Arthroscopy, Congenital Hand Disorders, Shoulder Replacement, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nathan Lee Van Zeeland, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2323 N Casaloma Drive
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Nathan Vanzeeland's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Green Bay, WI, Marinette, WI, and Oshkosh, WI. Clinical interests for Dr. Vanzeeland include amputation, total shoulder replacement, and tumor. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Amputation, Tumor, Elbow Arthroscopy, Congenital Hand Disorders, Shoulder Replacement, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jon J Cherney, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2323 N Casaloma Drive
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Jon Cherney, who practices in Green Bay, WI, Marinette, WI, and Oshkosh, WI, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Cherney's clinical interests: amputation, total shoulder replacement, and tumor. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Amputation, Tumor, Elbow Arthroscopy, Congenital Hand Disorders, Shoulder Replacement, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. David A Toivonen, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2323 N Casaloma Drive
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. David Toivonen is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Appleton, WI, Green Bay, WI, and Marinette, WI. Clinical interests for Dr. Toivonen include amputation, total shoulder replacement, and tumor. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Toivonen is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Toivonen trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin for residency. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Amputation, Tumor, Elbow Arthroscopy, Congenital Hand Disorders, Shoulder Replacement, Fractures, ... (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.