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Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopy can be used to diagnose or treat your joint problem.  A problem may be chronic (ongoing) or acute (sudden).  Constant use of a joint over time can lead to chronic problems.  An acute injury can result from a sudden fall, blow or twisting motion.

How Arthroscopy Works

To look inside your joint, your surgeon will use an arthroscope.  This is a slender instrument that contains a lens and a light source.  The arthroscope and other special tools are inserted into the joint through portals (tiny incisions).  Using a camera, the arthroscope sends an image of your joint to a monitor.  This lets your surgeon see your joint more clearly.

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