Arthroscopy is a minimally-invasive procedure orthopedic surgeons use to visualize, diagnose and treat conditions inside a joint.

During an arthroscopic procedure, your surgeon will make a small incision and then insert pencil-sized instruments that contain a small lens and a lighting system to magnify and illuminate the structures inside the joint.

Utilizing fiber optics and a miniature camera, the arthroscope allows your surgeon to see the interior of the joint. With this visual perspective, your orthopaedic surgeon can determine the amount or type of injury and then repair or correct the problem.