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Arthroscopic surgery is a surgical 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.

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

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