Woodworth Orthopedics and Sports Medicine specializes in treatment of the shoulder through minimally invasive procedures that limit your pain and recovery time.
Dr. Woodworth has been educated and trained using the latest technology and techniques in both diagnosing and treating your shoulder pain using minimally invasive procedures like arthroscopy.
Arthroscopy is a procedure that orthopedic surgeons use to inspect, diagnose, and repair problems inside a joint.
The word arthroscopy comes from two Greek words, “arthro” (joint) and “skopein” (to look). The term literally means “to look within the joint.” During shoulder arthroscopy, Dr. Woodworth inserts a small camera, called an arthroscope, into your shoulder joint. The camera displays pictures on a television screen, and Dr. Woodworth uses these images to guide miniature surgical instruments.
Because the arthroscope and surgical instruments are thin, your surgeon can use very small incisions (cuts), rather than the larger incision needed for standard, open surgery. This results in less pain for patients, and shortens the time it takes to recover and return to favorite activities.
Shoulder arthroscopy with Dr. Woodworth makes diagnosis, treatment, and recovery from surgery easier and faster than was once thought possible. If you think you may be a candidate for shoulder arthroscopy, or if you have shoulder pain that you would like diagnosed, call Dr. Woodworth today at (702) 545-6194.Go Back