Athroscopy may be done to analyse and treat joint problems. During this procedure, an instrument called 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 be watched on a video monitor. These magnified images provide a clear picture to the physician who can analyse the problem inside the joint. Surgeons can even correct some of these problems with thin surgical instruments inserted through additional small incisions. Is normally less painful than other major procedures.
Some advantages of Arthroscopy:
- Is normally less costly
- Recovery is relatively quick