Arthroscopic Surgery | Elgin, IL | Crystal Lake, IL

Arthroscopy, or arthroscopic surgery, is a minimally invasive surgery procedure on a joint that makes use of an arthroscope. An arthroscope is a type of endoscope. An instrument that is inserted into the joint through a small incision.

The arthroscope is a pencil-sized device that includes fiber optic lighting and a camera at the end. This allows the orthopaedic surgeon to observe the interior of the surgical joint area to diagnose and treat joint problems accurately and safely. The image of the joint interior is displayed externally on a television screen during the procedure.

Arthrospic surgery usually results in quicker recovery than open surgery. A general, spinal, or local anesthetic is generally used depending on the situation. Improvements in arthroscope technology has allowed for an increasing number of conditions being treated arthroscopically.

Arthroscopy is necessary to more accurately diagnose joint injuries or disease. Although diagnosis begins with an examination of medical history, a physical exam, and the use of x-rays, these methods may fall short on accurately diagnosing an interior joint issue.

For more immediate information on arthroscopic surgery, please contact Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists at one of our 5 podiatric offices today!


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(847) 468-1994
1750 N. Randall Road, Suite 160, Elgin, IL 60123

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Schaumburg, IL 60193

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