What is Knee Arthroscopy Surgery?

Knee arthroscopy surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to diagnose and treat a variety of knee joint problems. It involves the use of a small, flexible camera called an arthroscope, which is inserted through small incisions around the knee joint. This allows the surgeon to visualize the inside of the knee and perform surgical procedures with great precision.
Knee arthroscopy can be used to address a range of issues, including repairing torn cartilage (meniscus), removing loose fragments of bone or cartilage, treating ligament injuries such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, removing inflamed synovial tissue, and smoothing out damaged cartilage surfaces.
the arthroscope is inserted into the knee joint through a small incision. The surgeon then examines the structures inside the knee joint, identifying any abnormalities or damage. Additional small incisions may be made to insert specialized surgical instruments to perform repairs or remove damaged tissue.
One of the key advantages of knee arthroscopy is its minimally invasive nature, which typically results in less pain, faster recovery, and smaller scars compared to traditional open surgery. Patients undergoing knee arthroscopy often experience shorter hospital stays and can often return to normal activities sooner.
Recovery from knee arthroscopy varies depending on the specific procedure performed and the individual patient’s condition. In many cases, patients can begin physical therapy shortly after surgery to regain strength, flexibility, and range of motion in the knee joint.
knee arthroscopy is a valuable tool in the diagnosis and treatment of various knee joint problems, offering patients a less invasive alternative to traditional open surgery with potentially faster recovery times and improved outcomes. However, it is important for patients to discuss the risks, benefits, and expected outcomes of knee arthroscopy with their surgeon to determine if it is the right option for their specific condition.


Arthroscopy , Joint Replacement , Complex Trauma and Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Orthopedic Surgeon trained in Arthroscopy , Joint replacement , complex trauma and pediatric orthopedics . I have done fellowships in india and abroad in pediatric Orthopedic and sports medicine

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