Arthroscopy is a type of surgery performed by an orthopedic surgeon that uses a small camera system to look inside a joint to diagnose and treat problems that may be occurring within it.
- Knee Arthroscopy
When an arthroscopy procedure is performed on the knee, it may be because there is a cartilage tear or injury. Through a small incision and using a tiny camera called a scope, the surgeon can view the cartilage, ligaments and surrounding tissue within the knee to see what might be causing the problem. If necessary, the surgeon can simultaneously repair or remove the tissue that is causing the problem. The expert orthopedic team at Riverside University Physicians is trained and highly skilled in performing knee arthroscopy procedures and is proud to offer this treatment type to our community.
- Shoulder Arthroscopy
Arthroscopy of the shoulder may be beneficial in situations where rotator cuff injuries, shoulder impingement or repeated dislocations are present. Though other diagnostic instruments are usually also used to determine what is causing the shoulder pain or other symptoms, an arthroscope can provide a more accurate view of the condition of the shoulder joint, with incredibly detailed images that the orthopedic surgeon can see via a small camera inserted through a tiny incision during the procedure. In some cases, when the surgeon views a problem that can be corrected, it can be done at the time of the arthroscopy procedure, without the patient having to undergo anesthesia and another surgery. At Riverside University Physicians, our expert orthopedic team is dedicated to helping the people in our community get back to living the active lives they love, free from the pain and disability that shoulder injuries can bring.