Arthroscopy: minimally invasive surgery for your joints
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical method used in the treatment of joint problems. It enables the surgeon to access the interior of the joint cavities in order to perform delicate procedures, such as repairing the cruciate ligaments of the knee, remodeling or partial ablation of the meniscus, rotator cuff repair, removal of irregular cartilage, etc.
Unlike traditional surgery, known as “open surgery”, arthroscopy limits surgical trauma because the incisions are measured in millimeters. With the aid of modern video imaging, the surgeon reaches the target area using fine, precise instruments. This modern technique minimizes pain and complications in patients, which reduces the time of recovery and contributes to long term results.