The procedure where by a small instrument is inserted into the cavity of a joint to access the state of that joint is commonly know as arthroscopy. The arthroscopy instrument acts as a camera allowing the user to see fully within the joint space, without evasive surgery.
The technique of arthroscopy is frequently used to examine the knee joint to check for foreign or loose bodies, and cartilage damage. It is an extremely useful tool, and the procedure is normally carried out in hospital as a day patient.
Treatment can often be carried out at the same time to evacuate or aspirate the knee joint of foreign material. It is also possible to have menisci or cartilage tears ‘tidied up' at the same time.
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