Arthroscopy (shoulder / knee)
The arthroscopy or endoscopy of joints allows the minimally invasive examination of large joints in the body. What does that mean? In a minor procedure, carried out on an outpatient basis here on site, the entire joint can be examined, evaluated and partially treated. Via small skin incisions the arthroscope is inserted into the knee or shoulder. Now the attending physician can enlarge individual structures such as cartilage, ligaments and tendon insertions on a screen and assess their functionality. Surgical procedures are also possible during an arthroscopy – for example, smoothing cartilage, suturing or replacing torn ligaments or removing bone splinters. Compared to an open operation, an arthroscopy is less burdensome and less painful as the surrounding structures like the musculature and joint capsules do not have to be injured.