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Arthroscopic Surgery
Dr. James Chen, M.D. - In San Francisco, CA



Arthroscopic surgery is a state-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgery used to treat the knee, shoulder, elbow, hip, and ankle. As a fellow at UCSF Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy, Dr. Chen was specially trained in this groundbreaking new technique, which involves using small portals (roughly four millimeters) instead of the five- to seven-inch incisions used in conventional joint surgeries. For arthroscopic surgeries, a fiber optic cable is inserted in one of these small portals, allowing the doctor to see inside the joint. Tiny instruments are inserted in the other small portals, and the doctor is able to complete the surgery without making any large incisions. This makes for a less invasive surgery, faster recovery, and minimal scarring.


Dr. Chen performs the following arthroscopic surgeries:

Shoulder

Knee

Elbow

Ankle

Hip

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