At Children's National Hospital, we aim to use a minimally invasive approach whenever possible. We are experts in using surgical techniques that will not affect your child's future physical and neurological development.
Arthroscopic Surgery at Children's National
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive orthopaedic surgical procedure that uses small incisions and miniature instruments. We frequently use arthroscopy to treat sports injuries such as:
- Ligament tears
- Meniscal injuries
- Shoulder injuries
Arthroscopy allows us to avoid a more invasive procedure, causing as little disruption to the soft tissue and limbs as possible. There is less pain and the recovery is shorter following an arthroscopic surgery than after a traditional surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions
Arthroscopic Surgery: What to Expect
Minimally Invasive Orthopaedic Surgical Procedures at Children’s National
Orthopaedic Treatment at Children's National Hospital
Advanced care and treatments available in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at Children’s National are improving quality of life for the children we treat and the families we serve. Discover more about the treatments we offer.
Help Kids and Make a Difference
Invest in future cures for some of life's most devastating diseases. Give today to help more children grow up stronger.
Providers of Minimally Invasive Orthopaedic Surgery
Departments that Offer Minimally Invasive Orthopaedic Surgery
Children's National is home to the only sports medicine program in the Washington, D.C., area dedicated exclusively to young athletes.
Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic
For more than 25 years, the Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic has provided multidisciplinary care for infants, children, and young adults with various forms of skeletal disorders.
Our focus on non-operative and minimally invasive techniques helps children regain normal functioning after a traumatic injury to their bones or joints.