A: Arthroscopic surgery is one of the most common orthopedic procedures performed today. Through the use of small
instruments and cameras, an orthopedic surgeon can visualize, diagnose, and treat problems within the joints.
One or more small incisions are made around the joint to be viewed. The surgeon inserts an instrument called an arthoscope
into the joint. The arthoscope contains a fiber optic light source and small television camera that allows the surgeon to view
the joint on a television monitor and diagnose the problem, determine the extent of injury, and make any necessary repairs.
Other instruments may be inserted to help view or repair the tissues inside the joint.
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