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.
Why Does My Knee Hurt? What Causes Knee Pain?
Got knee pain? It can happen for lots of reasons. What’s the cause for you?
Do I Need Surgery for Osteoarthritis?
What are the pros and cons of getting surgery for my osteoarthritis?
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