Athroscopy is used to treat some forms of joint pain.
It is a form of keyhole surgery used to look inside and repair any damage to the joints or to diagnose a joint problem.
The procedure is most commonly used on the knees, wrists, elbows, ankles and shoulders
A thin, flexible tube, with a camera on the end, is passed through a tiny incision in the skin under general anaesthetic or local anaesthetic.
As well as allowing a surgeon to look inside a joint, an arthroscopy can also be used to treat a range of problems and conditions. For example, an arthroscopy can be used to:
repair damaged cartilage
remove fragments of loose bone or cartilage
treat frozen shoulder