With any injury or condition, we're committed to using the least invasive, most effective approach to get you back to normal activity -- with as little pain as possible. Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure we use to diagnose and, many times, treat problems inside a joint.
We make a small, buttonhole-sized incision in your skin and then insert pencil-sized instruments that contain a small lens and lighting system to "see" inside the joint without having to make a larger cut. If we identify a problem, we can often use the same incisions to insert instruments to take care of it. This means less pain and faster recovery for you.
Some of the most frequent conditions found and often corrected using arthroscopy include:
- Knee: Meniscal (cartilage) tears, chondromalacia (wearing or injury of cartilage cushion), and anterior cruciate ligament tears with instability
- Shoulder: Rotator cuff tendon tears, impingement syndrome, and recurrent dislocations
- Hip: Femoroacetabular impingement, dysplasia, snapping hip syndromes, synovitis, loose bodies fragments, and hip joint infection