Arthroscopy is a procedure for diagnosing and treating joint problems. A surgeon inserts a narrow tube attached to a fiber-optic video camera through a small incision — about the size of a buttonhole. The view inside your joint is transmitted to a high-definition video monitor. Arthroscopy allows the surgeon to see inside your joint without making a large incision.
Drs. Lahey and Dr. Vinton are Sports Medicine Fellowship trained and therefore extremely proficient at Arthroscopy. They are adept at arthroscopic diagnoses as well as repairs of cartilage, tendon and ligament damage using pencil-thin surgical instruments inserted through additional small incisions.
Common Reasons for Arthroscopic Surgery:
- Loose bodies
- Damaged or torn cartilage such as meniscus tears
- Torn tendons such as rotator cuff tears
- Torn ligaments such as ACL tears
- Scarring within joints
- Inflamed joint linings
- Joint infections