Single Portal Arthroscopy (SPA) is a procedure performed just as it sounds. With this technique, surgeons only require the need to make one surgical incision, as opposed to two or three during most arthroscopic procedures.
The Single Portal Arthroscopy approach is designed to allow patients quicker recovery by providing them with a less invasive surgery. Therefore, instead of two or three 1cm incisions required with traditional arthroscopy, surgeons now have the ability to create only one, 1cm incision in the knee, shoulder, hip, or ankle. With this cutting edge technique, you may no longer have multiple scars, long recovery time, and swelling.