What does an arthroscopy involve?
You may have arthroscopy under general or local anaesthesia. Your surgeon will make small cuts in the skin around your joint, and pump sterile fluid into your joint. A special telescope, called an arthroscope, will be inserted into your joint. This sends images to a monitor for your surgeon to examine. They can then insert instruments to repair damage or remove material that causes pain or interferes with movement in your affected joint.
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When finished, your surgeon will drain the fluid and apply stitches or adhesive strips.