Most sports surgery can now be preformed arthroscopically.

Arthroscopy is a technique that involves inserting a camera or arthroscope and specialized tools to perform surgery through small incisions or portals.

The arthroscope is connected to a video camera and the interior of the involved joint is seen on a television monitor. Because this type of surgery only requires small incisions, it is generally less invasive than “open” surgery. Most patients have their arthroscopic surgery as outpatients and are home several hours after the surgery.