Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that uses a small camera called an arthroscope to view the inside of a joint. The camera is inserted into the joint through a small incision, and the images it captures are displayed on a monitor. Arthroscopy can be used to diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions affecting the joints, including:
During the procedure, the surgeon may also use small instruments, such as scissors or shavers, to remove or repair damaged tissue, or to remove loose bodies. Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure and recovery time is usually faster than open surgery.
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