What is arthroscopy?
The technique of arthroscopy is commonly known as keyhole surgery. It uses small cameras and surgical instruments to treat problems inside joints.
Joints in which arthroscopy can be performed include:
- Base of thumb (Thumb CMCJ)
Arthroscopic techniques can be used to remove loose fragments of bone or extra growths/spurs of bone that are blocking movement and causing pain, treat ganglions (eg. wrist ganglion), remove scar tissue, repair torn tendons (eg. rotator cuff) and repair torn ligaments to stabilise joints (eg. shoulder labral repair).