Arthroscopy is a procedure that examines and repairs the shoulder and knee joints for many orthopedic problems. This is a minimally invasive procedure that involves incisions of approximately 1/4 inch. The arthroscope is a small, pencil sized instrument with a miniature video camera that is introduced into the joint spaces through the portals. A video monitor shows the inside of the joint as repairs are made using very small surgical tools such as miniature scissors, shavers, knives, and other motorized and non-motorized instruments. Usually between 2 and 4 portals are used to perform arthroscopic surgery. The recovery for such surgeries depends upon the patient’s willingness and compliance with his or her physical therapy.