Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques
Based on research and experience, our surgical techniques continue to evolve. Due to the pressure he or she is under to get back on the field and into the game, the most demanding patient can be the professional athlete. Clinical research performed on former patients and athletes also contributes to the evolution and enhancement of individual surgical procedures. This experience is in turn passed on to all of Kerlan-Jobe's patients who require orthopaedic care, not just the professional athlete.
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique where small incisions are made at the shoulder, knee, or ankle. One incision is for the arthroscope (a small flexible tube that allows the surgeon to see inside the joint), and the other incision gives access for the surgical instruments. When compared with the traditional open surgical procedure, this technique involves less trauma to the muscles allowing for better joint stability and a quicker, less painful recovery.
Recovery from surgery
Modern medical advances have made it possible for most of Kerlan-Jobe's patients to have elective surgery and return home the same day. There is also an extended recovery area on site where a patient may stay for 23 hours following surgery before going home. This affordable and convenient alternative to overnight hospitalization has earned us the reputation as the region's "Center of Excellence for Outpatient Surgery." Any complex surgeries requiring inpatient hospitalization are performed at local medical centers.