(PRWEB) September 12, 2013
Progression of medical procedures and the increasing number of higher quality fiber-optic equipment has paved the way for the development of miniature athroscopes. Orthopaedic injuries that have been viewed in the past as devastating and crippling are now just a few incisions away from complete recovery. This is considered the “best diagnostic tool available” for treatment of any joints that have sustained injury, loose tissues, or arthritis.
We have come a long way in the medical industry since the early 1900’s when the first arthroscopy was performed. According to orthoinfo.aaos.org, “It is an extremely valuable tool for all orthopaedic patients.” Arthroscopic procedures are performed by examining the interior of the joints with an endoscope through a small incision near the joint. Although with any surgery risk is involved, arthroscopy is performed less invasively and is essentially bloodless. It also has a quicker recovery time for patients. Some arthroscopic examinations can even be performed as an outpatient procedure. With its continued evolution we will see fewer procedures performed openly and a greater number done with microelectronics.
“Leading Edge with Jimmy Johnson” will enlighten viewers on the medical procedures performed and available for joints while focusing on the proliferation of arthroscopy. The “Leading Edge” series will also feature orthopedic surgeons, physicians, and patients that will share their medical knowledge and personal experiences in the orthopaedic field.
The series is distributed to Public Television stations throughout the United States and is not distributed through PBS. Please visit the Leading Edge website at http://www.leadingedgeseries.com or email the producers at info(at)leadingedgeseries(dot)com for more information.