What is an arthroscopy?
Arthroscopy is a procedure used to look inside a joint, using an arthroscope. An arthroscope is like a thin telescope with a light source. It is used to light up and magnify the structures inside a joint. An arthroscope is passed through a small cut in the skin and into a joint.
Arthroscopy may be done to investigate symptoms such as pain, swelling, or instability of a joint. Arthroscopy may show damage to cartilage or ligaments within a joint, fragments of bone or cartilage which have broken off, or signs of arthritis.
What is arthroscopic surgery?
In addition to simply looking inside, we can use fine instruments in the joint ('keyhole surgery').
These instruments are used to cut, trim, biopsy, grab...
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