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Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used by the orthopaedic physicians at East Ohio Orthopaedics to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint.

Typically, diagnosing joint injuries and disease will begin with a thorough medical history, physical examination, and usually X-rays. Additional tests such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) scan may be needed.

Arthroscopy may be used to make a final diagnosis, and may be more accurate than through “open” surgery or X-ray studies.

Conditions Commonly Diagnosed Through Arthoscopy:

  • Inflammation of joints
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Meniscal tears in the knee
  • Cartilage wear or injury
  • Ligament tears

Some Procedures That May Combine Arthroscopic and Standard Surgery:

  • Rotator cuff surgery
  • Repair or resection of torn cartilage (meniscus)
  • Reconstruction of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in knee
  • Removal of inflamed lining
  • Repair of torn ligaments
  • Removal of loose bone or cartilage