What is Arthroscopy?

Category: Surgeries

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Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure in which an examination and sometimes treatment of damage of the interior of a joint is performed using an arthroscope, a type of endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain in right knee with stiffness 6 2
Pain in wrist 2 0
Pigmented villonodular synovitis 2 0
Arthritis pain in knees 1 0
Athletic pubalgia 1 1
Baker's cyst 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Arthroscopy

Side effect Patients
Increased pain 1

Duration

Stopped having Arthroscopy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 17
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 2
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Arthroscopy.