Anthroscopy is done to diagnose and treat a number of joint problems, most commonly those affecting the:
During this procedure, an instrument called an arthroscope is inserted into your joint through a small cut in the skin. The arthroscope is provided with a light source and a video camera attached to it. Images captured by the camera can watch on a video monitor. These magnified pictures provide a clear picture and the physician can analyse the problem inside the joint. The surgeon makes a few more incisions to allow entry of thin surgical instruments to insert a graft and repair damaged part. The procedure usually is performed in the outpatient setting and normally takes about two hours.