Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopic procedures can be performed either to evaluate or to treat many orthopedic conditions, including torn floating cartilage, torn surface cartilage, and to trim damaged cartilage. During surgery, an arthroscope is inserted into the joint through a small incision. The surgical instruments used are smaller than traditional instruments. Surgeons view the joint area on a video monitor, and can diagnose and repair torn joint tissue, such as ligaments and menisci or cartilage.

Ankle arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that orthopedic surgeons use to treat problems in the ankle.