Arthroscopic Surgery (or Arthroscopy) is performed to explore the joint. A small incision allows for a small, fiber optic camera to be inserted to view the joint. This procedure is used to diagnose joint conditions and identify damage that may need to be addressed. It is also used to treat joint issues.
This surgery can be performed on a variety of joints in areas such as a patient, knee, ankle, shoulder, wrist, and hip. It is an important procedure because it can help a surgeon better understand an individual's specific joint needs and facilitate the treatment of the affected joint.