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Arthroscopic surgery, or arthroscopy, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure performed using an arthroscope. Arthroscopy allows for the examination and treatment of the interior of a joint by using an endoscope inserted through a small incision. Conditions such as torn rotator cuff, torn meniscus, patella pain, and loose body removal can be evaluations, and often treated, using arthroscopic procedures.
The main benefit of arthroscopic surgery, as compared to traditional surgery, is that the problematic joint does not have to be fully opened to evaluate and/or treat the condition. Arthroscopy requires only two small incisions to be made, one for the arthroscope and one for the surgical instruments. Because there is less trauma to the surrounding tissue, recovery time is reduced and the surgery is often more successful. Pofessional athletes who demand fast results often turn to arthroscopic surgery. Another advantage to the minimally invasive surgery is that there is less scarring.
As with every surgery there are risks and concerns that our helpful surgeons will be happy to discuss with you.