Jefferson University Hospitals

Arthroscopy for Injuries to the Joints

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment procedure used for injuries to a joint. This procedure is typically involved with injuries to the knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, ankle and wrist.

Originally, arthroscopy was a diagnostic tool only, used primarily for planning a standard open surgery. However, because of the development of new instruments and advanced surgical techniques, many conditions can also be treated with arthroscopic surgery.

Arthroscopic procedures at Jefferson are performed by orthopedic surgeons who have long been recognized as among the pioneers in arthroscopy. Our physicians can help prepare a treatment plan that will restore you to the fullest mobility possible and allow you to return to your normal activities in a fraction of the time once needed for healing.