Arthroscopy Index

Featured: Arthroscopy Main Article

During arthroscopy, a tube-like viewing instrument (called an arthroscope) is used to examine the internal structure of a joint for diagnosis or treatment. Arthroscopy is useful when attempting to diagnose or treat various types of arthritis and joint injuries. This surgical procedure may often be performed in an outpatient setting.

Patient Discussions - Viewers share their comments

    Related Diseases & Conditions

    • Torn Meniscus A torn meniscus (knee cartilage) may be caused by suddenly stopping, sharply twisting, or deep squatting or kneeling when lifting...learn more »
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints, the tissue around the joints, as...learn more »
      In This Article
      Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Article
      • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) facts
      • What is rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?
      • What are causes and risk factors of rheumatoid arthritis?
      • What are rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and signs?
      • What are complications of rheumatoid arthritis?
      • What tests do physicians use to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis?
      • What is the treatment for rheumatoid arthritis?
      • "First-line" rheumatoid arthritis medications
      • "Second-line" or "slow-acting" rheumatoid arthritis drugs (disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs or DMARDs)
      • What are newer rheumatoid arthritis treatments?
      • Rheumatoid arthritis diet, exercise, home remedies, and alternative medicine
      • What about rheumatoid arthritis and pregnancy?
      • What is the prognosis (outlook) for patients with rheumatoid arthritis?
      • Is it possible to prevent rheumatoid arthritis?
      • What research is being done on rheumatoid arthritis?
      • Where can people get additional information on rheumatoid arthritis?
    • Knee Pain Acute injuries, medical conditions, and chronic use conditions are causes of knee pain. Symptoms and signs that accompany knee...learn more »
    • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ) Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome is a disorder that causes symptoms like pain, clicking, and popping of the jaw. TMJ is...learn more »
      In This Article
      Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ) Article
      • What is temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome?
      • What are the risk factors for TMJ syndrome?
      • What causes TMJ syndrome?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of TMJ syndrome?
      • How is TMJ syndrome diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for TMJ syndrome? Are there any home remedies that provide TMJ pain relief?
      • What is the prognosis for TMJ syndrome?
      • Can TMJ syndrome be prevented?
    • Torn ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear) The anterior cruciate ligament helps to prevent the top and bottom of the knee from sliding back and forth. Symptoms and signs of...learn more »
      In This Article
      Torn ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear) Article
      • Torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) facts
      • What is the function of the knee joint?
      • What is a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)?
      • What causes a torn ACL?
      • What are symptoms and signs of a torn ACL?
      • How is a torn ACL diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for a torn ACL?
      • How long does it take to recover from a torn ACL?
      • What is the prognosis of a torn ACL?
      • Can ACL tears be prevented?
    • Iliotibial Band Syndrome Iliotibial band syndrome is an overuse injury of the thigh and knee. Symptoms include knee pain and possible swelling. Treatment...learn more »
      In This Article
      Iliotibial Band Syndrome Article
      • Iliotibial band syndrome facts
      • What is iliotibial band syndrome?
      • What causes iliotibial band syndrome?
      • What are iliotibial band syndrome symptoms and signs?
      • How is iliotibial band syndrome diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for iliotibial band syndrome?
      • What stretches and exercises are beneficial for iliotibial band syndrome?
      • What exercises should be avoided with iliotibial band syndrome?
      • What is the prognosis for iliotibial band syndrome? Can iliotibial band syndrome be prevented?
      • Where can people find more information about iliotibial band syndrome?

Related FAQs, Doctor's & Expert's Views

Health & Living

Procedures & Tests

Health News

Health Features

Tools & References