Arthroscopy is a procedure for diagnosing and treating joint problems. During arthroscopy, a small tube containing a video camera is inserted into the joint through a one-half inch incision. This allows for examination and treatment of injured tissue.
With arthroscopy, complications are diminished, recovery times are shorter, with much quicker return to activities.
Ligament tears, cartilage tears, rotator cuff tears, and joint instability are just a few of the conditions that can be treated with arthroscopy.