Arthroscopy is a revolutionary surgical procedure that allows surgeons to operate through a small incision in the skin.

This minimally invasive technique can be performed on an outpatient basis, which leads to quicker recovery times at less expense. The surgeon inserts a thin instrument that has a small camera on the end. The camera uses a light and magnifier to allow the surgeon to “look with in the joint.” Arthroscopy was first used as a diagnostic tool, but surgeons are now able to repair damaged cartilage or ligaments at the same time without more extensive “open” surgery.