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Explain arthroscopic vs traditional surgery?

Dr. Benjamin Busfield
Dr. Benjamin Busfield

Commonly asked questions for an Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Benjamin Busfield.

Dr. Busfield has researched, written and published numerous papers in the peer-reviewed literature regarding sports medicine and joint replacement. Recently, his research interests were focused on rotator cuff arthroscopic repair, pain pumps, and shoulder surgery. His research has focused on ACL injuries in the National Basketball Association and the use of pain pumps after shoulder surgery. In 2012, Dr. Busfield gave a presentation on his pain pump research at the annual Western Orthopedic Association meeting.

Dr. Busfield is board certified as a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS) and is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (AAOS). Furthermore, Dr. Busfield has been awarded the Certificate of Additional Qualification (CAQ) for Orthopedic Sports Medicine.

Throughout his training, Dr. Busfield has had a special interest in caring for the injured athlete. During his fellowship, Dr. Busfield assisted in the orthopedic care of Los Angeles professional sports teams including the Dodgers, Lakers, Ducks, Sparks, and Kings.

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Video Transcript

Since the 1980s, arthroscopy was invented and slowly implemented into our practices. Such that it’s largely the most common way of performing surgery when appropriate. And the best analogy would be if you're working on your house, I can gash open your roof and drop a crane in and do the floor repair through your roof, causing collateral damage, or I can come through small side windows into your house to work on your flooring. Very similarly, with arthroscopic surgery, you make several small incisions as windows for the scope to do the surgery without causing the collateral damage, decrease pain after surgery, and a quicker rehabilitation in many cases. Thank you for watching and to learn more please visit our website or our YouTube channel at bassmedicalgroup.com.

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