The knee joint is susceptible to a variety of injuries such as a torn meniscus, a torn ligament, and a knee fracture. A common surgical procedure used to look into the knee joint to diagnose or treat a knee problem is knee arthroscopy.
Knee arthroscopy is performed under anesthesia where the orthopaedic surgeon makes 2-3 small incisions around the knee. A tiny camera is inserted through one incision to view the knee joint in order to examine, diagnose, and repair the problem. After the surgery, recovery from simply procedures is often fast, however, complicated procedures could take longer.
Arthroscopic surgery of the knee is used to treat most knee ligament injuries and cartilage injuries. If you're interested in learning more about knee arthroscopy, contact Dr. Jay Deimel to schedule an appointment.