Arthroscopy is a way to examine the interior of joints using a tiny rigid endoscope (typically 2.4mm in diameter) attached to a digital endoscopy camera and video screen.
The equipment we use is produced by companies including Arthrex, Stryker and Karl Storz, all of whom provide top quality surgery equipment for the human field
The endoscope is introduced into the joint through one or two tiny incisions that are often less than 5mm in length. During surgery the joint is inflated with sterile fluid at a constant pressure.
This allows us to examine the joint contents in detail whilst reducing the degree of postoperative pain associated with more conventional joint surgery. We often use arthroscopic surgery to treat certain conditions such as osteochondrosis or elbow dysplasia.