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Dr. Steven J Schafer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6015 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Steven Schafer is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. In his practice, Dr. Schafer focuses on arthroscopic surgery and sports health. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schafer honors.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery

Dr. Avinash G Kumar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6015 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Avinash Kumar specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Bradenton, FL. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kumar completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. Dr. Kumar's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kumar honors. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur L Valadie III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6015 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Arthur Valadie is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Bradenton, FL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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  • Volume: 79
  • Charge (avg.): $375 - $2,248
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186 - $1,130
Dr. Patrick J Grablin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
530 5th Street E
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Grablin works as an orthopedic surgeon in Bradenton, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Grablin honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Grablin trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for his residency. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Daniel Scott Lamar Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6015 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Lamar is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Bradenton, FL. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Lamar graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $375 - $1,184
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186 - $592

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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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