With a model, Dr. Thomas San Giovanni, Orthopedic Surgeon with Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, explains how the procedure of arthroscopic surgery is performed. He also describes how he fixes an ankle fracture and how the bunion surgery is performed. The doctor talks about some tools such as a suture passer. Having some tools that have a way to move in a certain way is very important.
Arthroscopy surgery may be an option for patients with arthritis according to their individual situation: since when they have it and the stage of the disease. Arthroscopy surgery is minimally invasive and can provide significant benefits for them. Dr. Thomas San Giovanni, Orthopedic Surgeon with Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, says this type of surgery also helps in cases of fractures.
Dr. Thomas San Giovanni, Orthopedic Surgeon with Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute says there's constantly new equipment for surgeries. “Part of it is also the knowledge of the anatomy. You would think surgeons have that knowledge of anatomy, and they do, but a lot of times it is viewed from a perspective that everything is opened up," he says. The specialist affirms It's important to know the technique, but also how to use the equipment and how to get around things to avoid.
In the past, the orthopedic surgery was fairly invasive, the risks are higher and recuperation was longer than nowadays. Dr. Thomas San Giovanni, Orthopedic Surgeon with Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, thinks minimally invasive surgery has changed that, because in many cases the risks are lower and the recuperation is shorter. The expert also describes arthroscopic surgery in knee is done through very small little incisions. In the ankle, there are two small incisions on each side of the front of the ankle. “You can get the areas much easier in the front and in the back of the ankle through the scope then you could do in an open procedure," he says.
Dr. Thomas San Giovanni, Orthopedic Surgeon with Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, says the most common injuries he sees in his daily practice are ligaments and sports injuries. Arthritis, injuries and deformities of foot and ankles are so common too, he affirms. Although surgery is always an option in those cases, the doctor explains he never takes that decision without getting little more in depth with the patient's history and how the condition affects the person's life.