Dr. Ahmed Gadallah Orthopedic Surgeon


What is Arthroscopy?

Arthroscopy is a procedure used for joint conditions. In the past, arthroscopy was used mainly for planning a standard open surgery. But thanks to the highly-developed new tools and advanced surgical methods, many conditions can also be treated by using an arthroscope. An arthroscope is a small tube, which contains a system of lenses, a small video camera, and a light for viewing. During the procedure, the surgeon makes a very small incision and inserts this tiny tube with the camera into the body. The camera is connected to a monitoring system, which allows the surgeon to view the inside of the joint on a screen and view the surgery while it is being done. The arthroscope is often used with other small instruments that are inserted through another incision. These tools are used for cutting, probing, and grasping.

What happens during arthroscopic surgery?

Each procedure may vary but the general process is the following:

What is recovery like after arthroscopic surgery?

This surgery isn’t very invasive. For most people, the procedure takes less than an hour depending on the specific procedure.

What are the conditions that are found with arthroscopy?

Knee, shoulder, ankle, elbow, hip and wrist joints are often examined by using arthroscopy. Arthroscopy diagnoses several problems, including:

Dr. Ahmed Gadallah has extensive experience in arthroscopic surgery. He completed hundreds of operations successfully with this technique.