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A Cut Above

What is Arthroscopy?

A pencil-sized telescope and camera is introduced into a joint enabling the surgeon to watch their movements on a monitor while operating through tiny incisions. This type of minimally-invasive surgery generally results in less scarring and disruption to the joint, outpatient "day surgery" without hospital stay-overs, and generally faster recovery.

Dr. F. Lincoln Avery is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of sports related musculoskeletal trauma and diseases. Treating today's orthopedic injuries involves both surgical and non-surgical methods. The latest advancements in the treatment of orthopedic injuries including Arthroscopy, Conditioning and Physical Therapy provide patients more options that are proven to combat pain, improve outcomes and speed recovery.

Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine specializes in the latest minimally-invasive procedures, specifically Arthroscopy for both diagnosis and treatment of ankle, knee, hip, elbow and shoulder injuries.

Surgery may not always be the solution for treating injuries that impair movement and athletic functioning. Working together we identify the most appropriate protocol to quickly return patients to their active lives through proper diagnosis, treatment and follow-up.

When surgery is the best option, Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine has medical privileges at the finest surgical facilities in Maine, including Maine Medical Center's outpatient Scarborough Surgical Center.