Arthroscopic Surgery

What is Arthroscopic Surgery?

Arthroscopic surgery is a simple, yet advanced, surgical procedure typically resulting in less down time for the patient.  Our orthopaedic surgeon makes a small incision and inserts a narrow tube with a camera attached to the tube, allowing him to see, diagnose and treat the problem inside the joint.

Performance Orthopaedics Performs Arthroscopic Surgery

The orthopaedic surgeons at Performance Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine are leaders in arthroscopic surgery.  They have successfully performed many of these surgeries on a variety of conditions.

Conditions that Might Benefit from Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopic surgery can be beneficial for injuries in the joint, as well as a variety of non-inflammatory and inflammatory types of arthritis.  Injured areas may include include:
  • Knee Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Hip Injuries

Issues that can be Corrected with Arthroscopic Surgery

Because arthroscopy uses small incisions and a camera attached to a tube-like instrument, minimal surgery can be performed inside the joint.  Common joint-related issues can be corrected with arthroscopic surgery.  These can include:
  • Torn Cartilage
  • Torn Ligaments
  • Loose Bone Fragments
  • Scarring in the Joint
  • Inflamed Lining of the Joint


Most arthroscopic surgeries are performed in an outpatient facility allowing the patient to return home quicker.  Benefits include:

  • Quicker
    Recovery Time
  • Less
    Tissue Trauma
  • Less
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To see if you are a candidate for arthroscopic surgery, request a consultation with one of our orthopaedic surgeons by using our convenient online scheduling system. We look forward to seeing you.

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