When removing loose bodies, your surgeon will first use the visibility provided by the arthroscope to inspect the joint. This inspection will help confirm the number of loose bodies and their location. Your surgeon will then retrieve and remove the loose bodies using specially designed hand instruments called graspers, or with a radiofrequency (RF) device that can precisely vaporize the loose bodies.

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