Information About Arthroscopic Surgery
Find information about shoulder arthroscopy. Arthroscopic shoulder surgery can be done to treat a variety of shoulder problems. Many patients prefer arthroscopic surgery because of smaller incisions and faster recovery than traditional shoulder surgery.
Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure used to look inside a joint. When performing arthroscopic surgery, the surgeon can see inside the joint with a small camera.
Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repairs
Rotator cuff repairs were traditionally performed through large incisions over the outside of the shoulder. A newer technique, called an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, is a procedure that is done with a television camera (an arthroscope) and allows the surgeon to perform the rotator cuff repair through small incisions.
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
Arthroscopic knee surgery is used to diagnose and treat different knee conditions. Knee arthroscopy is among the most common orthopedic procedures.
While knee and shoulder arthroscopy are much more common, ankle arthroscopy can be performed to treat certain conditions.
Elbow arthroscopy is a minimally invasive technique used by orthopedic surgeons to diagnose and treat a range of conditions affecting the joint.
Loose Body in a Joint
A loose body is a fragment of bone or cartilage in a joint. Typical symptoms of a loose body are swelling, pain, and locking of the joint.