Every year, millions of people see a doctor because of a ligament problem or tear. These injuries can lead to pain, and even disability, as the knee weakens and everyday activities become more painful and difficult.
Shoulder arthroscopy is a surgical procedure in which an arthroscope is inserted into the shoulder joint. The benefits of arthroscopy are smaller incisions, faster healing, a more rapid recovery, and less scarring. Arthroscopic surgical procedures are often performed on an outpatient basis and the patient is able to return home on the same day.
Plica syndrome, or synovial plica syndrome, is caused by the inflammation of a thin layer of tissue called the synovium. The synovium, which lines the joint and holds it together, can become inflamed and cause pain. In some cases, pieces of the synovium can break off and float in the area around the joint, causing synovial chondromatosis.