Arthroscopic examination of joints is helpful in diagnosis and treatment of the following conditions :
Inflammation: Synovitis, the inflammation of the lining of the knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, or ankle.
Acute or chronic injury: Injuries to the shoulder, knee and wrist joint such as cartilage tears, tendon tears, carpal tunnel syndrome.
Osteoarthritis: A type of arthritis caused by cartilage loss in a joint.
Removal of loose bodies of bone or cartilage that becomes logged within the joint.