FAQs about Arthroscopy from Louisville Orthopedic

Arthroscopy and Arthroscopic Surgery

Find answers to some frequently asked questions about arthroscopy and arthroscopic surgery and this includes knee arthroscopy, hip and shoulder arthroscopy. If you have additional questions about arthroscopy or the orthopedic medical services and sports medicine available at Louisville Orthopaedic Specialists, please call 502-212-2663 for an appointment or more information. We look forward to serving you.

What is arthroscopy?

Arthroscopy is a surgery procedure that is minimally invasive. It involves placing a small high deviation camera into a joint to visualize the pathology and allow the orthopedic surgeon to correct the problem.

Why is arthroscopy necessary?

Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive way to perform surgery that results in less pain, minimal blood loss, and a quicker recovery than an open procedure.

What joints can be viewed with an arthroscope during arthroscopic surgery?

Most common to least common: knee, shoulder, hip, ankle and wrist arthroscopy.

Interested in the latest research on arthroscopic surgery and orthopedic medicine? Check out our blog to learn more. For answers to some frequently asked questions about knee surgery, hip surgery, or specific orthopedic medical conditions?  Check out more of our FAQ pages.

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