Arthroscopic Procedures

What is an Arthroscopy?
This is an examination of the internal structures of a joint using a 5mm scope with an attached camera and light source. The scope and a small probe are introduced via small stab wounds called “portals”. A comprehensive examination of the internal structures can be viewed on a screen and recorded by video. An arthroscopic procedure is an operation performed by arthroscopy; several varieties of instruments are used for this type of surgery (keyhole) and the recovery is usually more rapid than in “open” surgical operations.