Arthroscopy

Xray of Fractures

Arthroscopic surgery is performed in a minimally invasive fashion to evaluate and treat a variety of pathology that occurs within the joints of the body. Small cuts in the skin are made to introduce a camera (about the diameter of a pencil) into the joint and specialized arthroscopic tools.The joint is filled with sterile saline solution that is continuously irrigated through the joint to allow visualization. Arthroscopic procedures are commonly performed for disorders of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle. Arthroscopic procedures we perform at the Bay Area Bone & Joint Center include:

Shoulder Arthroscopy

  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Biceps tenodesis/tenotomy
  • Subacromial decompression
  • Stabilization after shoulder dislocations

Elbow Arthroscopy

  • Loose body removal
  • Treatment of recurrent tennis elbow
  • Cartilage defects treatment

Hip Arthroscopy

  • Labral tears repair or debridement
  • Loose body removal
  • Femoro-acetabular osteoplasty
  • Treatment of recurrent tendonitis of the iliopsoas

Knee Arthroscopy

  • Meniscal repair or debridement
  • Loose body removal
  • Cartilage defect treatment
  • Anterior/posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
  • Removal of benign tumors

Ankle Arthroscopy

  • Cartilage defect treatment
  • Anterior impingement treatment
  • Removal of loose bodies