An arthroscopy is a medical procedure that helps diagnose and treat knee or shoulder problems such as arthritis. The procedure is done by numbing the joint and using an arthroscope to examine the joint. Your doctor will give you instructions for before and after care. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how an arthroscopy is done and why.
What Is Arthroscopy?
Arthroscopy is a popular form of joint surgery that offers quick recovery. Learn why doctors might choose this procedure and what you can expect if you have it.
Arthroscopy and Arthritis
Learn about arthroscopy, which is one of the most commonly performed procedures to help diagnose problems in the knee and shoulder, including arthritis.
What Is a Rotator Cuff Tear?
Find out more about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for rotator cuff tears, and how long a recovery you may expect.
Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Knee
WebMD explains rheumatoid arthritis of the knee including causes, symptoms, and treatments for knee pain and inflammation.
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Knee (Human Anatomy): Images, Function, Ligaments, Muscles
WebMD's Knee Anatomy Page provides a detailed image and definition of the knee and its parts including ligaments, bones, and muscles.
Slideshow: What You Need to Know About RA
WebMD provides a pictorial overview of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Learn about the signs and symptoms of RA, how it is diagnosed, and the latest conventional and alternative treatments for this chronic condition.
Slideshow: Tips to Keep Joints Healthy
Dealing with joint pain and arthritis? Find solutions for joint pain and tips to protect your joints from damage.