It’s a surgical procedure used to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint.

A small incision is made on patient’s skin and then inserts pen-sized instruments that contain a camera to magnify and visualize the structures inside the joint.


Arthroscopy is used to confirm the diagnosis made through history, physical examination and Radiological investigations (X rays & MRI), Once diagnosis is confirmed treatment can also be done through arthroscopy.

Common conditions treated with arthroscopy are

  • Shoulder: Rotator cuff tendon tears, impingement & recurrent dislocations
  • Wrist: Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Knee: Meniscal tears, chondromalacia, ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL injuries
  • Hip: impingement, labral tears
  • Synovitis: inflammation of the joint lining.
  • Removal of Loose bodies of bone or cartilage in knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, or wrist
Advantages of Arthroscopy:
  • Day care procedure
  • Minimal incision – less blood loss, decreased infection rate, faster recovery.
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