Arthroscopic surgeries also known as key-hole surgeries are performed for two reasons– they may be diagnostic in nature or they may serve as treatment of choice for injuries of the knee, ankle, hip or shoulder joints. As the name suggests Arthroscopic surgery is performed through an Arthroscope (a laproscope). It is a keyhole surgery– the arthroscope being inserted through tiny one centimetre insicions. This kind of surgery may be performed as a diagnostic procedure– but more often than not it serves as a therapeutic procedure in addition to its diagnostic nature.
The common Arthroscopically treated injuries are: