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Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive technique used to diagnose and treat joint problems. It is commonly used to reconstruct knees, elbows, wrists and shoulders.

What is Arthroscopy?

During an arthroscopic procedure, the doctor works with highly specialized instruments inserted through tiny, dime-size incisions. The doctor uses a tool called an arthroscope to see your joints and surrounding tissues. The arthroscope has a light and video camera that help your doctor navigate inside your body to repair joints or diagnose problems.

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure because it does not require any large incisions.

What are the Benefits of Arthroscopy?

Patients who undergo arthroscopic surgical procedures benefit from:

  • Less pain
  • Shortened recovery time
  • Full use of their joints as soon as possible

Take the Next Step

If you think orthopedic surgery may be the solution for your pain, call Dignity Health in Sacramento at (916) 851-2511 to request a consultation today or request an appointment online.