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What Is Arthroscopy?
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment procedure used for joint conditions. Originally, arthroscopy was a diagnostic tool only, used for planning a standard open surgery. However, because of the development of new instruments and advanced surgical techniques, we can now treat many conditions with arthroscopic techniques.
What Is an Arthroscope?
An arthroscope is a small tube that we insert into the body. It consists of a:
- System of lenses
- Small video camera
- Light for viewing
The camera is connected to a monitoring system that allows your surgical team to view the operation in real-time. We usually use the arthroscope with other tools that we insert through another incision. These tools are used for performing the procedure.
Arthroscopic Surgery: Conditions We Treat
We use arthroscopic procedures to treat inflammation and injuries of joints, such as ankle, shoulder, knee and wrist conditions. Learn more about conditions we treat with arthroscopy.
Arthroscopic Surgery: What to Expect
Find out more about what to expect during an arthroscopic surgery procedure.
Shoulder and Elbow ClinicOur shoulder surgeons specialize in arthroscopic and replacement surgery, including the comprehensive treatment of irreparable rotator cuff tears.
Shoulder and Elbow Clinic450 Broadway Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment procedure for joint conditions, including problems of the ankle, elbow, shoulder and wrist.
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