Arthroscopy, Here's What You Need to Know

Arthroscopy is a keyhole surgical procedure by making an incision the size of a keyhole to insert an arthroscope. This procedure aims to see, diagnose, and treat a number of joint disorders. An arthroscope is a hose-like device equipped with a handle and has a pointed tip, and a flashlight and micro lens to illuminate and magnify the object being seen. Images captured by the arthroscope will be connected directly to the monitor screen. Arthroscopic procedures are usually performed to examine and treat joint disorders in the shoulders, elbows, pelvis, wrists, ankles, and knees. Arthroscopy Indications Arthroscopy is used to diagnose and help with the following conditions: Inflammation of the shoulders, knees, elbows, ankles or hands. Injury that occurs in cartilage, ligaments (connective tissue that connects bone to bone), or tendons (connective tissue that connects muscle to bone). Impingement syndrome: syndrome of shoulder connective tissue clamps caused by excessive activity
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