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Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive technique that offers orthopedic surgeons the ability to access, navigate, and operate on a given joint through very small incisions. TSAOG Orthopaedics & Spine is pleased to offer arthroscopic surgery for the shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, wrist, and elbow.

What is Arthroscopic surgery?

Arthroscopy comes from the Greek words arthro, meaning “joint,” and skopein, meaning “to look.” Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive technique used by orthopedic surgeons to look inside a joint to diagnose and treat joint problems. You might also hear arthroscopic surgery referred to as a joint scope.

In an arthroscopic procedure, the surgeon inserts the arthroscope, an instrument containing a lens and fiber optic lighting system, through a small incision in the patient’s skin. The arthroscope is then attached to a very small television camera, which displays the view from the arthroscope on a television screen in the operating room.

This magnified view allows the orthopedic surgeon to see and explore the interior of the joint to diagnose the severity or type of injury. Initially, arthroscopic surgery was only used as a diagnostic tool, but today many conditions and injuries can also be repaired arthroscopically.

Benefits of Arthroscopy

Compare to open surgery (where the surgeon makes a larger incision to access the joint), arthroscopic surgery offers several benefits:

Reduced Pain
Reduced Cost
Fast Recovery
Improved Visualization


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Grayson Heights
1422 East Grayson St, #102
San Antonio, TX 78208

Quarry Area

The Orthopaedic Institute
400 Concord Plaza Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78216

Ridgewood Orthopaedic Center

Ridgewood Orthopaedic Center
19138 US-281 N.
San Antonio, TX 78258


Schertz Parkway Professional Plaza
5000 Schertz Parkway, #600
Schertz, TX 78154

Medical Center

Christus Santa Rosa NW, Tower I
2829 Babcock Rd., #700
San Antonio, TX 78229

Westover Hills

Westover Hills Medical Plaza I
11212 State Hwy 151, #150
San Antonio, TX 78251

WorkSmart at Grayson Heights

Grayson Heights
1422 East Grayson St, #102
San Antonio, TX 78208

Brooks City Base

Mission Trail Medical Plaza
3327 Research Plaza, #404
San Antonio, TX 78235

New Braunfels

Resolute Retail Plaza
601 Creekside Crossing #106
New Braunfels, TX 78130