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

Dr. Kenneth Kleist is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kleist include total hip replacement, minimally invasive hip replacement, and hip fracture. He is affiliated with ThedaCare. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Kleist is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Lumsden's clinical interests: amputation, total shoulder replacement, and tumor. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lumsden takes. Dr. Lumsden graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin for residency.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Appleton, WI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Erickson include total shoulder replacement, frozen shoulder, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Erickson attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

All Interests: Frozen Shoulder, Sports Health, Tendonitis, Knee Pain, Tendon Ruptures, Achilles Tendon Problems, ... (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. His areas of expertise include the following: amputation, total shoulder replacement, and tumor. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Cullen attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Cullen 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)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2323 N Casaloma Drive
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Scott Olvey's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Olvey attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Olvey include amputation, total shoulder replacement, and tumor. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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 is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Green Bay, WI, Marinette, WI, and Oshkosh, WI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vanzeeland include amputation, total shoulder replacement, and tumor. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. His clinical interests include amputation, total shoulder replacement, and tumor. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school, Dr. Cherney completed his residency training 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)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2323 N Casaloma Drive
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. David Toivonen's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Toivonen is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. For his residency, Dr. Toivonen trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. His areas of expertise include amputation, total shoulder replacement, and tumor. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Toivonen 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)

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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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