Dr. Cory Lamblin was welcomed to the University of Washington, as a guest instructor for the 12th annual Arthroscopy Bootcamp Course.
by the Fremont Orthopaedics Staff
Dr. Cory Lamblin returns to his alma mater in October as an instructor to teach Arthroscopic Surgery.
Dr. Lamblin Teaches Intensive Training Course
In early October, Dr. Cory Lamblin was welcomed back to his medical school alma mater, the University of Washington, as a guest instructor for the 12th annual Arthroscopy Bootcamp Course. The course is coordinated by the UW Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine and is attended by orthopaedic surgery resident physicians. Resident physicians have graduated from medical school and are in the midst of a 5-year apprenticeship in orthopaedic surgery. The Arthroscopy Bootcamp consists of intensive training in a surgical lab. Dr. Lamblin spent his days in Seattle teaching residents surgical skills and overseeing surgical procedures on cadaveric tissue. This course facilitates the opportunity for physicians in training to hone their arthroscopic surgery skills under the guidance of expert surgeons. Dr. Lamblin thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to educate residents and reunite with some of his former faculty and current colleagues.
Dr. Lamblin explains to a patient how a meniscal repair device will be inserted into the knee joint for treatment of a meniscus injury
Minimally Invasive Surgical Technique
Arthroscopy is a name for a surgical technique that involves the insertion of a fiber optic camera into a joint in the body through a small incision. The camera is attached to a large viewing screen. This allows the surgeon to examine the internal structures of the joint and diagnose injuries or disease. The surgeon may also repair damaged tissues using small instruments that are inserted through the same small incisions as the arthroscope. Arthroscopy is considered minimally invasive surgery and most procedures are offered to patients on an outpatient basis. An increasing array of injuries and conditions are able to be treated through arthroscopy.
Specializing in Knee and Shoulder Surgery
After completing a 5 year orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Washington, Dr. Lamblin obtained an additional year of subspecialty training in arthroscopic surgery techniques and sports medicine at Taos Orthopaedic Institute. Dr. Lamblin frequently performs arthroscopy on knee and shoulder injuries. Knee injuries that are commonly treated with arthroscopic surgeries include ligament injuries (such as ACL and MCL tears), meniscus tears, and cartilage damage. Shoulder injuries frequently treated by arthroscopy include tears of the rotator cuff, biceps tendon, and labrum.
To read more about arthroscopic surgeries, visit the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' patient education website at https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/treatment/arthroscopy/