Arthroscopic surgery is performed with special instruments through small incisions.  A tiny camera, called an arthroscope, is inserted through the incisions and allows for the surgeon to project detailed images onto a monitor.  The arthroscope allows the physician to perform the procedure by guiding tiny instruments without the need for larger incisions.  Arthroscopic surgery is preferable, when indicated, as it returns patients back to work and activities of daily living faster than traditional surgery, due to less pain and accelerated healing times.  Many procedures can currently be performed arthroscopically including, ACL Reconstruction, Knee Meniscectomies, and Rotator Cuff Repairs.