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Treating Joint Pain with Arthroscopy in Southeastern Massachusetts

When you have joint pain, you need a treatment that will allow you to enjoy activities without discomfort. The orthopedic specialists at Southcoast Health are here to help. With arthroscopy, we can diagnose and treat joint pain in our patients with ease.

Also called arthroscopic surgery, our procedure for arthroscopy in Fall River, Dartmouth, New Bedford and Wareham, MA allows our expert orthopedic surgeons to view your joints and perform minimally invasive surgery with an arthroscope (a tube-shaped instrument with a camera). That way, we can make small incisions instead of having to perform an open joint surgery.

Why Perform Arthroscopy?

The orthopedic team at Southcoast can use arthroscopy on your knees, shoulders, wrists, ankles, hips and elbows when less invasive treatments haven’t provided the relief that you need from symptoms like swelling, pain, immobility or inflexibility. This procedure can treat:

  • Scarring
  • Infection
  • Tears or damage to tendons, ligaments or cartilage
  • Inflammation
  • Loose cartilage or bone fragments

Find Orthopedic Relief with Arthroscopy at Southcoast Health

Arthroscopy can be performed at several of our locations in southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. It may take just a few weeks or a few months to fully recover, and our orthopedists often recommend crutches or a sling, as well as physical therapy.

We have partnered with Health Helm to offer the Trusted Patient Coach™ Mobile App program to connect our patients with their clinicians before and after medical procedures. Learn more about the benefits of staying connected to your care team post surgery.

If you are looking for orthopedic services close to home, find a doctor at Southcoast and schedule an appointment. Or sign up to attend our Joint Seminar to see if your joint pain can be treated with arthroscopy. Call 508-973-1102 to register and learn more.

At Charlton Memorial Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital and Tobey Hospital, Southcoast Health treats patients with arthroscopy in Fall River, Dartmouth, New Bedford and Wareham, MA and parts of RI.