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What is the definition or description of: arthroscopic surgery?
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Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Joint surgery: This surgery involves insertion of a lighted instrument with video camera attached into a joint and using small instruments through very small incisions to evaluate and treat certain types of joint problems. Because these surgeries are done through small incisions (1cm) there is less pain and a quicker recovery than doing surgery through larger incisions. Used often for knee, shoulder, and hips.
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Last updated May 4, 2015
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