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What is an arthroscopy? - Arthroscopy

  • An arthroscopy is a type of keyhole surgery for checking or repairing your joints. Keyhole surgery is where only small cuts are made into the body.
  • Arthroscopy is most commonly used on the knees. It can also be used on the ankles, hips, shoulders, wrists and elbows.
  • It can help find what’s causing pain, swelling and stiffness in your joints.

Page last reviewed: 09 June 2022
Next review due: 09 June 2025