About Arthroscopic Surgery
Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgery with maximum benefits. Imagine having surgery on a painful joint and going home the same or next day, with less pain and a shorter recovery time. It’s possible with arthroscopy, an advanced, minimally invasive surgical technique that allows surgeons to see, diagnose and treat conditions inside your joint, without a large incision.
In an arthroscopic procedure, a surgeon inserts an arthroscope — a pen-sized instrument containing a camera lens and lighting system — through a very small incision in your skin. The camera magnifies images up to 30 times their normal size and transmits them to a monitor, providing an exceptionally clear view of the inside of your joint. Your surgeon can accurately diagnose your condition and operate using small surgical instruments inserted through separate tiny incisions.
Relieving your pain better and faster
The talented orthopedic surgeons at Watertown Regional Medical Center are skilled in the latest arthroscopic techniques, which offer real benefits over traditional, open surgery, including:
- Smaller incisions
- Less pain
- Faster healing
- Quicker recovery
- Decreased risk of infection and complications
- Less scarring