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Dr. Michael Mark Leighton, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1411 N Flagler Drive; Suite 9800
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Michael Leighton's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Leighton is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, leg problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Leighton's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1411 N Flagler Drive; Suite 9800
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Vincent Fowble is an orthopedist in Palm Beach Gardens, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Fowble include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patients gave Dr. Fowble an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fowble accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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