Why it’s done

Why an arthroscopy is done

An arthroscopy can be done for a number of reasons.

To find the cause of joint problems

An arthroscopy is often done to check what’s causing symptoms such as:

You will usually only have this procedure if other types of tests, such as X-rays, have not found anything.

To check the health of your joints

Sometimes a doctor will do an arthroscopy to see how well a joint is working.

This can help if you have:

To repair damage to your joints

Your doctor may be able to repair some joint damage during the arthroscopy.

This can include:

Page last reviewed: 10 June 2022
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