Orthopedics

Preva Surgicare - Surgery Center Of The Woodlands

Multi-Specialty Ambulatory Surgery Center located in The Woodlands, TX

Whether you suffered an accident, developed an overuse injury, or have another musculoskeletal problem that needs care, you’ll find exceptional orthopedic services at Preva Surgicare - Surgery Center Of The Woodlands. The orthopedic team at the surgery center treats a range of muscle, bone, joint, and soft tissue problems, with a specialty in arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder. To learn more about the services they offer, call the office in The Woodlands, Texas, or schedule an appointment online today.

Orthopedics Q & A

When might I need orthopedic care?

Orthopedic surgeons are extensively trained to provide the full range of orthopedic care. They thoroughly evaluate your condition and diagnose the cause of your symptoms. From there, they explore all your nonsurgical treatment options before recommending surgery.

When you need surgery, the team at Preva Surgicare - Surgery Center Of The Woodlands offers their extensive experience and surgical skill to treat conditions such as: 

  • ACL tears (and other ligament tears)
  • Achilles tendon ruptures
  • Meniscus injuries
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Degenerative joints
  • Complex fractures
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

This list is far from comprehensive because orthopedic surgeons treat all of the problems that affect your musculoskeletal system, from inflammatory conditions and arthritis to dislocations and overuse injuries.


When do orthopedic surgeons perform arthroscopy?

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure to diagnose and treat problems in your joints. The team at Preva Surgicare - Surgery Center Of The Woodlands primarily performs arthroscopic procedures in the knee and shoulder.

Your orthopedic surgeon performs this procedure using a pencil-sized device called an arthroscope that’s equipped with lighting and a camera. After making a very small incision, your doctor guides the scope into the joint, and the camera sends images from inside the joint to a monitor.

With this magnified view, your doctor closely examines the tissues and verifies the source of your symptoms. If the problem needs surgical repair, they make several additional tiny incisions, insert narrow surgical tools through the cut, and then control the tools from outside your body.

During arthroscopic surgery, your orthopedic surgeon may:

  • Remove damaged and inflamed tissues
  • Reconstruct ligaments
  • Reshape bones
  • Repair torn tendons and ligaments
  • Repair a torn meniscus
  • Realign your kneecap
  • Remove loose bones or cartilage

Orthopedic surgeons can repair most joint problems using a minimally invasive arthroscopic procedure.


What are the advantages of arthroscopy?

The small incisions used during arthroscopy cause less trauma than the long incision needed for traditional open surgery. The health benefits you gain include:

  • Less bleeding during your procedure
  • Less postoperative pain
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Minimal scarring
  • Quicker recovery
  • Faster return to your usual activities

Since arthroscopic surgery is done as an outpatient procedure at Preva Surgicare - Surgery Center Of The Woodlands, you can avoid the time and expense of staying in the hospital.

If you need the expert care of an orthopedic surgeon, call Preva Surgicare - Surgery Center Of The Woodlands or book an appointment online.