What is it?
Knee arthroscopy is a common procedure during which the knee joint can be viewed through tiny incisions using a small camera. This allows your surgeon to diagnose and treat a variety of knee injuries. The procedure can be used to treat a torn meniscus, torn ACL, damage to the articular cartilage, fractures, and much more. Your surgeon may take photos during the procedure. You will be able to view these images after the operation to understand exactly what was performed.
How is it Performed?
During a knee arthroscopy, your surgeon will make a small incision and insert a tiny camera, called an arthroscope, into your knee. This allows the doctor to view the inside of the joint. The surgeon then investigates the problem with the knee and can correct the issue using instruments within the arthroscope.