Arthroscopic Surgery Dahlonega, and Blairsville, GA
Arthroscopic surgery, also called arthroscopy, is a procedure that allows surgeons to see, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint. An arthroscopy requires only small incisions and is guided by a miniature-viewing instrument.
Before arthroscopy existed, surgeons made large incisions that affected the surrounding joint structures and tissues. They had to open the joint to view it and perform surgery. The traditional surgery method carries an increased risk of infection and requires a longer time for recovery.
In contrast, arthroscopy is less invasive. It has a decreased risk of infection and shorter recovery period. Today, arthroscopic surgery is one of the most common orthopedic procedures. At Northview Associates, Dr. David Hochschild and Dr. Alan Binkley are North Georgia’s experts at performing arthroscopy to diagnose and repair injuries and problems affecting the joints in the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and ankle.
Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons perform arthroscopy at our state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center in Dahlonega. If you think you need arthroscopic surgery, schedule a visit with Dr. Hochschild or Dr. Binkley in one of our three orthopedic offices in Dahlonega, or Blairsville, Georgia. Call Northview Associates at (706) 864-7904 or request an appointment online.