Arthroscopy: Heal faster with less pain and minimal scarring
Arthroscopy, a minimally invasive surgical technique
An arthroscope is a device with a lens and a light source connected to a TV monitor. It has approximately the same diameter as a pencil and allows the surgeon to inspect a joint through very small incisions.
Arthroscopy became an increasingly popular method for shoulder and elbow surgery in the 1980s and 90s. At the time, it was a major technological breakthrough. The invention of new high-tech tools made it possible to perform major surgeries arthroscopically that formerly required large incisions and major dissections. The development of these arthroscopic techniques significantly reduced postoperative pain, sped up recovery, and helped reduce the rate of certain complications related to open surgery.
Lengthy specialized training is required to master arthroscopic techniques. While generally very safe, in less than 1% of cases, arthroscopy can lead to infectious, neurological, or vascular complications.
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Dr. Marc Beauchamp: the doctor for shoulder and elbow pain