Knee Arthroscopy is a common procedure in which a small camera is used to view the joint. Arthroscopy is able to give doctors better views of the joint to help better treat and diagnose knee problems. Arthroscopy is a very effective tool for treating knee problems; there are more than 4 million knee arthroscopic surgeries performed worldwide each year.
During the arthroscopic knee surgery, the surgeon inserts a camera that is about the size of a pencil into your knee joint. The camera, or arthroscope, projects images of the inside of your knee on a television monitor where the surgeon is able to feel, repair or remove damaged tissue with small surgical tools that are inserted through other incisions in the knee.
Removal or repair of torn meniscal cartilage
Reconstruction of a torn anterior cruciate ligament
Trimming of torn pieces of articular cartilage
Removal of loose fragments of bone or cartilage
Removal of inflamed synovial tissue
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