In arthroscopic surgery, Dr. Bishai makes a small incision in the patient's skin, then inserts pencil-sized instruments that contain a small lens and lighting system to magnify and illuminate the structures inside the joint. Light is transmitted through fiber optics to the end of the arthroscope that is inserted into the joint.

By attaching the arthroscope to a miniature camera, Dr. Bishai is able to see the interior of the joint through this very small incision, rather than the larger incision needed for open surgery.

Conditions that are commonly treated with arthroscopic procedures include:

  • Inflammation. For example, synovitis is a condition that causes the tissues surrounding the knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, and ankle joint to become inflamed.

  • Acute or chronic injuries, including:

    • Rotator cuff tendon tears

    • Shoulder impingement

    • Recurrent dislocation in the shoulder

    • Meniscal (cartilage) tears in the knee

    • Chondromalacia (wearing or injury of the cartilage cushion in the knee)

    • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears with instability in the knee

    • Carpal tunnel syndrome in the wrist

    • Loose bodies of bone and/or cartilage, particularly in the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, or wrist

WHAT PATIENTS SAY

“Dr. Bishai is wonderful! Can't praise him enough. Had both shoulders done. He explained everything to me. Highly recommend him!!!” 

—  Pat P.