Knee arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure using modern surgical techniques that allow common knee surgeries to be performed, including cartilage repair, ligament repair, and meniscus repair. The procedure includes making 2-3 incisions around the patella and placing an arthroscopic camera into the knee joint for visualization. General anesthesia is used and the procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis. Recovery time will depend on the type of procedure. Our Board-Certified and Fellowship-Trained knee specialists can provide patients with a diagnosis and help relieve symptoms quickly, allowing them to return to normal, pain-free lives as soon as possible.
Knee arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that treats a number of knee injuries and conditions. The advantages of minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures over open incision ones include less surgical trauma, less post-operative pain, and a quicker recovery. Modern surgical techniques, equipment, and devices allow physicians to perform most knee surgeries arthroscopically, with the exception being total knee replacement surgery. Common procedure steps include the following:
The type of procedure determines additional steps. Commonly performed procedures include the following:
General anesthesia is used to perform the majority of knee arthroscopy procedures. Procedures are performed on an outpatient basis. A family member or friend drives the patient home shortly after. A return to work usually takes at least 2-3 days. The type of procedure determines total recovery time.
Our Board-Certified and Fellowship-Trained knee specialists relieve symptoms and help patients return to normal pain-free lives as quickly as possible. Please make an appointment today to receive a diagnosis and say goodbye to your symptoms.