Arthroscopic surgery is a way in which the inside of a joint of the body can be repaired using an endoscope inserted into a small incision(s). The medical instrument, or endoscope, can also be used during a diagnostic exam.
When possible, arthroscopic surgery is preferred by surgeons because traditional inpatient surgical techniques tend to produce significant loss of motion after the recovery, as well as a longer recovery period. In contrast, arthroscopic surgery is usually successful in restoring almost all motion in the surgical area and producing a shorter recovery period. Depending on your situation and diagnoses by your physician, surgery performed arthroscopically may be an option for you.