Arthroscopy is an outpatient surgical procedure used to visualize, diagnose, and treat conditions inside the joint. During an arthroscopic procedure, the surgeon inserts an instrument with a camera and light into a small incision. Images are transferred onto a screen to allow the surgeon to see inside the joint and confirm diagnoses. Instruments may be inserted through other small incisions to allow the surgeon to repair cartilage, ligament, or tendon damage.
Arthroscopy is minimally invasive and most patients report less pain and quicker return to daily activities when compared to open surgery. Most patients return to work or school in a few days. It is important for patients to follow post-operative instructions carefully to prevent complications and allow healing.
- Knee – Cartilage Tears, Chondromalacia, Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears
- Shoulder – Dislocations, Impingement Syndrome, Rotator Cuff Tears
- Wrist – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome