Arthroscopy

The trend in orthopedics over the last several decades had been toward less invasive and minimally invasive surgeries which, by sparing muscles and tendons, allow procedures to be done with a shorter hospital stay or most often on an outpatient basis. Patients typically experience less pain with quicker recovery and return to normal activities. One of the chief methods of achieving minimally invasive techniques is through the use of arthroscopy. The word arthroscopy literally translated means to look inside of a joint. With the advent of modern arthroscopy forty years ago, orthopedic surgeons could initially only take a peek inside of a joint to diagnose pathology accurately. Over time,

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