An arthroscopy is a type of keyhole surgery used to diagnose and treat problems with joints. It’s most commonly used on the knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows, wrists and hips. The equipment used during an arthroscopy is very small, so only small cuts in the skin are needed. This means it has some advantages over traditional, “open” surgery including: less pain after the operation. faster healing time. lower risk of infection. you can often go home the same day. you may be able to return to normal activities more quickly.
Sports injuries can be caused by an accident – such as a fall or heavy blow. not warming up properly before exercising. Using inappropriate equipment or poor technique. pushing yourself too hard. Almost any part of the body can be injured, including the muscles, bones, joints and connective tissues (tendons and ligaments). The ankles and knees are particularly prone to injury.