Advances in medical technology have made many surgical procedures less invasive than ever. When orthopedic surgery is required, Greiner Orthopedics can perform minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery, when possible, to treat patients suffering from problems with their knees, hips, and other joints.
During the procedure, Dr. Greiner makes tiny incisions in the skin and inserts a small instrument with a miniature camera to view the inside of a joint. Dr. Greiner may then use specialized miniature tools to perform surgery without having to make a larger incision. Because arthroscopic surgery is minimally invasive, it is typically performed as outpatient surgery.
Dr. Greiner has privileges with Saint Mary’s Medical Hospital & Saint Mary’s Ambulatory Surgery Center in Blue Springs, MO; Minimally Invasive Surgical Hospital (MISH) in Lenexa, KS; and Beacon Surgery Center in Lee’s Summit, MO (Opening in 2020).
Because arthroscopic surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis, most patients return home the same day. We’ll create a customized treatment plan designed to help you manage pain, as well as provide additional recovery instructions, including rest, elevation, and the use of crutches or a sling. You may also be prescribed a formal physical therapy program to strengthen your muscles and restore your joint’s range of motion.
Following Dr. Greiner’s instructions after your surgery will offer you the best chance of a full recovery. We’ll schedule regular follow-up appointments at our office in Independence to monitor your progress. To learn more about arthroscopic surgery, call Greiner Orthopedics at 816-317-5070 or contact us online.