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Mark Miller, MD Orthopedic Surgeon in Chesterfield, MO

Mark Miller, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Doctor

Top Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgeon in Chesterfield, MO

Dr. Miller is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery and the treatment of sports injuries. Our Chesterfield staff is committed to providing you with the best care experience, from the first visit through the last follow-up. Whether you need treatment for a meniscus injury, rotator cuff tear, or a total knee replacement, you can rely on Dr. Miller’s exceptional orthopedic care

Specializing in Knee and Shoulder Pain Treatment

Dr. Miller has years of experience and has successfully performed numerous arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgeries. We can accurately assess, diagnose, and treat common and complex conditions by prioritizing your health and recovery. Some of our services include:

  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Labral Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Knee Surgery
  • ACL Injury Treatment
  • Meniscus Injury Treatment
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy
  • Workman’s Compensation

We realize that orthopedic injuries can be distressing, causing discomfort in bones, muscles, tendons, or joints and limiting an active lifestyle. Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive technique using cutting-edge technology to help you recover efficiently. Surgery may be required in severe cases or advanced injuries, and you’ll need a reliable orthopedic surgeon.

Contact our Chesterfield orthopedics office at (314) 336-2555 to schedule an appointment.

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What is Arthroscopy?

Arthroscopic surgery is not a single procedure but rather a versatile surgical approach employed for various diagnostic and therapeutic purposes in the management of joint-related issues, both acute and chronic. The term “arthroscopy” derives from “arthro-,” meaning “joint,” and “-scopy,” indicating “examination” or “observation.”

Today, arthroscopy has become a routine and vital part of the medical landscape. It has transformed the treatment, making outpatient care possible in cases where hospitalization was the only choice. Arthroscopic surgery is now a fundamental component of orthopedic resident training and is widely considered the standard of care for numerous joint-related conditions.

The arthroscope, a vital tool in these procedures, transmits real-time visual imagery to a monitor, allowing the surgeon to observe and navigate the targeted area without direct visual access. This approach involves only a tiny incision, roughly the size of a buttonhole, which is less invasive and poses lower risks than traditional open surgeries.

The instruments employed in arthroscopic procedures are notably smaller and more delicate than the scalpels and surgical instruments used in open surgeries.

Arthroscopy for Diagnosing and Treating Joint Problems

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) determines the six most frequently performed arthroscopic surgeries. They are:

Ankle arthroscopy
Elbow arthroscopy
Hip arthroscopy
Knee arthroscopy
Shoulder arthroscopy
Wrist arthroscopy

These procedures can help diagnose or treat a variety of conditions found in sports injuries, the most common of which are:

Labral tears in the shoulder
Meniscal tears of the knee
A cruciate ligament (ACL) tear in the knee
Carpal tunnel syndrome in the wrist
Impingement syndrome
Cartilage damage in the kneecap
Shoulder bursitis
Recurrent shoulder dislocation
Rotator cuff tendon tears

Benefits for Sports-Related Injuries

Knee and shoulder arthroscopy are the most frequently performed arthroscopic procedures due to the size of the joint cavities. Recent advancements, such as miniaturized cameras and needle-sized probes, have extended the relevance to the joints of the wrist and ankles. It is minimally invasive, so your recovery time is significantly shorter than other surgical procedures.

Arthroscopic surgery can be applied to virtually any joint. However, a surgeon’s decision to use it in specific joints is influenced by several factors. These factors include the availability of appropriate instruments, the feasibility of the procedure, and the expected outcomes.

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Your Top Choice for the Treatment of Knee, Shoulder & Other Sports-Related Injuries

The best option depends not only on established treatment protocols but also on the experience and judgment of your healthcare provider. We specialize in arthroscopic knee, shoulder, and other sports injuries and offer physical therapy and workman’s compensation services. If you’re experiencing joint pain, please contact our Chesterfield orthopedics office at (314) 207-2969 to schedule an appointment.