Ministry orthopedists perform arthroscopic surgeries — minimally invasive procedures for examination and re-construction of ACLs, torn or damaged ligaments or cartilage, or damage within a joint. A small camera-like instrument (arthroscope) is employed in these procedures to provide a detailed, real-time view for surgeons on a video monitor, eliminating the need for larger incisions to provide clear visual access to the surgery site. Due to the smaller incision, and less associated trauma, arthroscopy patients can recover from their surgery in a matter of days, rather than the weeks to months associated with conventional, “open” surgery, and scarring is greatly minimized. Knee arthroscopy is one of the most common orthopedic operations – to repair or remove a torn cartilage. Procedures are also applied to other joints — the knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, ankle and hip.