Arthroscopic Surgery - Northwest Iowa Bone, Joint & Sports Surgeons, PC
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Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopy is an advanced surgical procedure used to treat orthopaedic conditions which offers less risk and remarkable results for patients.

This procedure is also known as arthroscopic surgery.  Surgeons perform this minimally invasive surgical procedure to correct orthopaedic joint trauma/conditions by inserting an arthroscope into a small incision in the compromised area.


The arthroscope allows the surgeon to see and treat the patient through the incisions, providing a quick recovery and less post-operative pain than with open surgery.   In nearly all cases, patients are able to return home the same day as their procedure is performed.


Conditions treated with arthroscopy include:


  • Bone spurs
  • Damaged/torn cartilage
  • Inflamed/infected joints
  • Loose bone fragments
  • Torn ligaments and tendons
  • Scarring or tissue overgrowth within joints


Arthroscopy is common in the knee and shoulder but can also be done in the hip, ankle, elbow and wrist.