An arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the use of an arthroscope, which is a thin surgical instrument with a small camera attached to the end. The camera sends live images to a screen in the operating room, allowing the surgeon to view detailed pictures of the inside of the joint and make an evidence-based diagnosis. Arthroscopies can often be performed with other specially designed tools to repair soft tissue damage, remove bone or cartilage fragments, treat carpal tunnel syndrome, reconstruct an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), or address other musculoskeletal conditions.
What Is an Arthroscopy?
An arthroscopy can be performed in nearly any joint, but this type of procedure is most frequently used to diagnose and treat problems in the shoulder, wrist, elbow, hip, knee, or ankle. Arthroscopies are associated with considerably smaller incisions and a shorter recovery period than traditional open surgical procedures.
Arthroscopic procedures at Orthopaedic Specialists
Orthopaedic Specialists in the Greater Pittsburgh Region functions as a private practice with a large academic affiliation and an emphasis on clinical research. As a result, our patients receive world-class orthopedic care in easily accessible clinic locations throughout our area. Our nationally acclaimed, board-certified orthopedic surgeons perform arthroscopic procedures, traditional open surgeries, joint replacement operations, and other procedures using the latest advancements in care.
If you would like to speak with an orthopedic physician about joint arthroscopy, contact Orthopaedic Specialists. One of our friendly professionals can schedule you an appointment and answer any questions you may have. You can also take advantage of our convenient online appointment scheduling system. Contact us today!