University of Minnesota Health orthopaedic surgeons use arthroplasty to diagnose your joint pain, perform surgery to repair your joint, remove loose tissue or a foreign substance, or simply monitor the effectiveness of previous treatment. Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure performed through small incisions in your skin. Physicians insert a small camera through one incision and surgical tools, if necessary, through another. Compared to open surgery with a larger incision, arthroscopy is less painful and enables you to recover more quickly. Most arthroscopic procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis so you don’t need to stay overnight in a hospital.
At M Health, you will not only receive excellent care, but you will also receive advanced treatments with the ultimate goal of offering optimal outcomes. We continue to perform leading-edge research in collaboration with the Masonic Cancer Center, providing you access to current clinical trials.