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Arthroscopic Surgery at Saint Vincent Hospital

Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that allows your doctor to look at the inside of a joint. Using a thin viewing instrument called an arthroscope, your doctor can see the joint surfaces and the surrounding ligaments and cartilage through three tiny incisions closed with one stitch each. This procedure can be used to diagnose a joint problem, perform a surgery that repairs a joint problem, remove a loose or foreign body, or monitor a disease or the effectiveness of a treatment. Arthroscopy is commonly performed on the knee, shoulder and ankle. It can also be done on the hip, wrist and elbow. Problems that can be treated through arthroscopy include:

  • Impingement syndrome
  • Irritated rotator cuff
  • Torn cartilage
  • Unstable joint

At Saint Vincent Hospital, our physicians have special expertise in arthroscopic surgery. They use the latest techniques to relieve pain and restore motion in the joint. Patients have a shorter recovery period and a reduced risk of infection. To find an Allegheny Health Network physician who specializes in arthroscopic surgery in the Erie area, call 814.452.SVMG.