Orthopedic surgeons use an operation called an arthroscopy to see inside a joint and treat issues there. An orthopedic surgeon performs arthroscopic surgery by making a tiny incision in the patient's skin and inserting pencil-sized instruments that have a small lens and lighting system to magnify and illuminate the structures inside the joint. To reach the end of the arthroscope that is inserted into the joint, light is sent through fiber optics.

Even though arthroscopic surgery has a much faster recovery time than open surgery, it still needs to be performed in a hospital operating room or outpatient surgical suite with the appropriate anaesthetics and equipment. Depending on the joint or suspected issue, either a general, spinal, or local anaesthetics will be administered to you.

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