Dr. Brent Lawrence's Arthritis Treatment Options

Dr. Lawrence’s Treatment Options for Arthritis of the Hip & Knee

Dr. Brent Lawrence, Arkansas Surgical Hospital’s newest surgeon, offers his expertise on treating arthritis of the hip and knee.  Dr. Lawrence is now accepting patients at the Arkansas Surgical Hospital Orthopedic Clinic in Conway.

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The Benefits of Arthroscopic Surgery in Treating Hip Joint Pain

The advent of improved techniques for arthroscopic hip procedures allows for lower risk of infection and faster recovery.

15% of people older than 65 suffer from hip pain. Problems within the hip joint itself tend to result in pain on the inside of the hip or groin. Hip surgery may help reduce, or even eliminate, your chronic hip pain.

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What is Arthroscopy?

Physicians can treat joint injuries through the use of arthroscopy. If your pain does not subside following noninvasive treatments, you may need arthroscopy to repair your injury.

 
Arthroscopy is a type of procedure that orthopedic surgeons use to 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 arthroscopy, your surgeon inserts a small camera, called an arthroscope, into the affected joint. The camera displays pictures on a television screen, and your surgeon uses these images to guide miniature surgical instruments.

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