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Arthroscopic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgeon in Omaha, NE

If you have a problem with one of your joints, arthroscopy might be the solution. An arthroscope is a small instrument shaped like a tube, and the orthopedic surgeons at Omaha Orthopedic Clinic can use this tool to look inside joints.

Arthroscopy is minimally invasive and effective for both diagnosing and treating joint problems. Our clinic uses this method for a variety of joints throughout the body. Click on one of the joints below to learn how we can help you.

Our surgeons at Omaha Orthopedic Clinic use arthroscopy to diagnose and treat joint problems. This technique allows us to see the internal structures of a joint using an instrument called an arthroscope, a small, tube shaped instrument that is used to look inside a joint. This minimally invasive procedure is used in joints throughout the body:







Omaha Orthopedic Clinic has served patients in the Omaha, NE, area since 1934. Each orthopedic surgeon on our team is experienced and dedicated to restoring patient health and wellbeing, so we constantly improve our care and update our techniques and equipment. Learn more about the surgeons in our clinic on our physicians page.

To learn more about our arthroscopy services, take a look at the frequently asked questions below. You can also get in touch with us directly: send us a message online or call us at 1-800-535-8599 to speak with a member of our team. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and schedule an appointment at a time that works well for you. We look forward to speaking with you.

Why might I need arthroscopy?

An arthroscopic procedure may be used to diagnose and assist in the treatment of the following conditions:

  • Inflammation in the knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, or ankle
  • Treatment of injuries, such as shoulder rotator cuff tendon tears or impingement syndrome
  • Cartilage damage, such as tears, injury, or wear
  • Ligament tears with instability in the knee
  • Tendon damage
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome in the wrist

Loose bone and/or cartilage, particularly in the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, wrist, or hip

Is arthroscopy still surgery?

Yes, although much less invasive because the joint doesn’t need to be opened up fully. Instead, small incisions are made for the arthroscope and surgical instruments. This often results in a quicker recovery time.

Is arthroscopy safe?

Arthroscopy is a very safe procedure and complications are uncommon.

How do I know if arthroscopy is a good idea for me?

The specialists at Omaha Orthopedic Clinic will work with you to pick the best treatment option.