Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a very small telescope attached to a bright light source and camera to transmit images from inside a joint to a monitor , where the surgeon views magnified images. When exploring a joint in this manner, subtle lesions can be found that otherwise may go undetected. The surgeon then manipulates small instruments within the joint and treats the problem. After the procedure, the surgeon uses a suture to close the small portals where the arthroscope and instruments entered the joint.