Arthroscopic surgery is a specialty of doctors at the Center for Advanced Orthopedics. This minimally invasive surgical procedure is commonly performed on the knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, ankle, foot, and hip joints.
The examination and sometimes treatment of damage to a joint is performed using an arthroscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision. The procedures can evaluate or treat many orthopedic conditions: torn cartilage, ACL reconstruction, and trimming damaged cartilage.
Procedures such as knee arthroscopy only two small incisions are made, one for the arthroscope and one for the surgical instruments to be used in the knee cavity. This offers faster recovery time, less scarring and may increase the rate of success due to less trauma to the connective tissue. Surgeons view the joint area on a video monitor, and can diagnose and repair torn joint tissue.