Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows surgeons to see inside the joint. A small tube with a camera is inserted through a minor incision, allowing the surgeon to make a more definitive diagnosis, and eliminating the need for a large surgical incision.
We use arthroscopy to make a diagnosis when X-rays and other imaging tools do not provide answers. Arthroscopy most commonly diagnoses joint problems of the:
In some cases, Dickson-Diveley surgeons use arthroscopy as a minimally invasive option to treat orthopaedic conditions. Ailments commonly treated using arthroscopy include:
- Bone spurs or loose bone fragments
- Damaged or torn cartilage
- Inflamed joint linings
- Joint infections
- Torn ligaments and tendons
- Scarring or tissue overgrowth within joints
In many cases, our patients often return home on the same day of surgery. Call 913-319-7600 for more information.