Arthroscopy is a procedure that allows the doctor/surgeon to see the inside of your joint without making a major cut. During arthroscopy, doctors can even heal some types of joint injury using pencil-thin surgical devices placed through additional small incisions.
Arthroscopy is a surgical treatment that allows doctors to examine, diagnose, and treat joint issues. It's a small procedure that can be done as an outpatient. This means that you can go home the same day. Your doctor may recommend it if you have joint inflammation, have been damaged in a joint, or have gradually harmed a joint. Arthroscopy can be performed on any joint. The knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, hip, or wrist are the most common places. Your doctor will use a gadget called an arthroscope to see inside your joint through many small cuts to see how much damage there is.