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Arthroscopy (keyhole surgery)

Over the last 30 years a large number of orthopaedic procedures on joints have been performed using an arthroscope, where a fiber optic telescope is used to look inside the joint. Through this type of keyhole surgery, fine instruments can be introduced through small incisions (portals) to allow surgery to be performed without the need for large cuts. This allows many procedures to be performed as a day stay and allows quicker return to normal function of the joint.
Arthroscopic surgery is less painful than open surgery and decreases the risk of healing problems.  Arthroscopy  allows access to parts of the joints which can not be accessed by other types of surgery.

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Contact Details

Phone (09) 252 0372
Fax (09) 271 1570
Email alec.mcauslan@ormistonortho.co.nz
Healthlink EDI: mcauslan

Street Address

Ormiston Orthopaedics
Level 2, Ormiston Hospital
125 Ormiston Rd, Botany Junction
Auckland 2016

Postal Address

PO Box 38921
Howick
Auckland 2145

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