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The word arthroscopy comes from two Greek words, "arthro" (joint) and "skopein" (to look). arthroscopic surgery is a means to look inside a joint

Arthroscopy (also called arthroscopic surgery) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure on a joint in which an examination and sometimes treatment of damage is performed using an arthroscope, an endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision. Arthroscopic procedures can be performed to evaluate or treat many orthopaedic conditions including torn cartilage (known by doctors as “meniscus”), torn surface (articular) cartilage, ACL reconstruction, and trimming damaged cartilage.

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Arthroscopic surgery can help diagnose and treat common knee, shoulder, and other joint problems

Your doctor may recommend it if you have inflammation in a joint, have injured a joint, or have damaged a joint over time. You can have arthroscopy on any joint. Most often, it’s done on the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, hip, or wrist.

Surgical technique that can diagnose and treat problems in the joint. During the procedure, A surgeon inserts a narrow tube attached to a fiber-optic video camera through a small incision — about the size of a buttonhole. The view inside your joint is transmitted to a high-definition video monitor.

Types of Arthroscopic Surgery

Common types of arthroscopic surgery include:

  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Wrist Arthroscopy

Surgical Procedures

Conditions treated with arthroscopy include:

  • Loose bone fragments
  • Damaged or torn cartilage
  • Inflamed joint linings
  • Torn ligaments
  • Scarring within joints

knee and shoulder conditions are far more often treated arthroscopically than are other joints some common arthroscopic procedures

Recover for Arthroscopy :

  • Puncture wounds take several days to heal
  • Several weeks for joint paint to heal
  • Rehabilitation is usually necessary
  • If surgery is successful patient fully recovers

Side effect for Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy is a very safe procedure and complications are uncommon. Problems may include:

  • Tissue or nerve damage. Infection.
  • Blood clots.
  • Anesthesia
  • Instrument breakage
  • Pain or numbness
  • Nerve damage
  • Less than 1% have complications


Knee and joint replacement surgeon doctor J.P. Maheshwari

Dr. J.P. Maheshwari

MBBS ( SMS Medical College , Jaipur )
MS Ortho ( SMS Medical College , Jaipur )
Joint ( Knee / Hip ) Replacement Specialist
More than 17 years of experience.

He is Senior Consultant Orthopedic Doctor/Surgeon in Jaipur and Director Jyoti Nursing Home, Jaipur.He also acts as the best Hip replacement doctor in jaipur for performing complex and affordable Hip replacement surgeries.