Arthroscopy is commonly used to diagnose and treat problems in the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, and wrist. It can remove loose pieces of bone or cartilage, repair torn ligaments or tendons, and remove inflamed tissue. Because it is a minimally invasive procedure, arthroscopy typically has a shorter recovery time and less post-operative discomfort than traditional open surgery. Arthroscopy is a safe and effective way to diagnose and treat problems inside a joint. It can help relieve pain and improve mobility in people with joint conditions.