William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
In this Article
- What is arthroscopy?
- For what diseases or conditions is arthroscopy considered?
- What is done in preparation for arthroscopy?
- How is arthroscopy performed?
- How does the patient recover after arthroscopy?
- Arthroscopy At A Glance
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Arthroscopy At A Glance
- Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that can be performed for diagnosis and/or treatment of joint abnormalities.
- Arthroscopy is most often an outpatient procedure.
- Arthroscopy can be performed using general, spinal, regional, or local anesthetic.
- The surgical incisions required for arthroscopy are several, approximately ¼ inch, on either side of the joint.
Last Editorial Review: 4/28/2008
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