Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure used to diagnose, treat, and relieve chronic pain from injuries and abnormalities within the joints. The arthroscopy procedure is less invasive than traditional surgery and allows the doctor to view and repair joints without making large incisions, shortening recovery time.
Some conditions that can be successfully treated using arthroscopy:
- Scar tissue
- Osteochondral lesions of talus
- Bone spurs
The arthroscopy procedure usually takes about 45 minutes to perform. Following arthroscopy, exercise and other strenuous activities should be avoided about six weeks.