Brooklyn, New York-based orthopedic surgeon Dr. Alan Dayan is highly experienced with arthroscopic surgery techniques. Dr. Dayan uses arthroscopy to diagnose and repair problems affecting the knee and shoulder joints. Arthroscopic surgery has many advantages over traditional open surgery, including less pain, less bleeding, a decreased risk of infection, and faster recovery times.
During arthroscopic surgery, an arthroscope guides the orthopedic surgeon. An arthroscope is a thin tube with a light and a viewing instrument that sends images to a monitor.
The arthroscope is inserted through very small incisions to allow the orthopedic surgeon to “see” inside a joint without having to open the joint, as with traditional open surgery techniques.
Slender surgical instruments can be inserted through the arthroscope to make repairs to cartilage, joint lining, and ligaments, as well as to remove loose bone or cartilage.
Dr. Dayan uses arthroscopy for the following knee and shoulder conditions:
- Knee: Torn Cartilage (Meniscus) Repair
- Removal of Loose Bone in the Knee or Shoulder
- Shoulder: Rotator Cuff Repair
- Shoulder: Torn Cartilage Repair
- Torn Ligament Repair
Call (718) 232-6348 or request an appointment online for more information about arthroscopy in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Alan Dayan's orthopedic office is centrally located and close to Staten Island and Queens, New York.