Knee Arthroscopy

KNEE ARTHROSCOPY

Knee arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure in which a small camera is inserted into the knee in order to take a closer look inside. This procedure is used to confirm a diagnosis and treat the pathology.

When you suffer from a sports injury or a medical condition that causes pain in your joints, doctors use arthroscopy to look inside your joint to inspect the knee, confirm a diagnosis and possibly perform procedures, which may be required.

 

How knee arthroscopy is performed

 

The steps to arthroscopy are quite simple to understand, and the procedure leaves patients with less pain, little scaring and shorter recovery time. First, a tiny opening is made in your skin around the joint area. A second opening is made inside your joint so that a microscopic camera, known as an arthroscope, can fit inside. This camera is then manoeuvred around your joint so that Dr Street can see exactly what the damage to your joint is.

 

Highly specialised tools that fit inside these small incisions allow Dr Street to fix the problem inside your joint without performing major open surgery.

 

Which conditions can be treated with arthroscopy?

Meniscus tears

Cruciate ligament ruptures

Cartilage damage

Joint biopsy

Reposition the kneecap

Cyst removal

Osteochondral fracture repair

Treat swollen lining in the joint

KNEE ARTHROSCOPY

Knee arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure in which a small camera is inserted into the knee in order to take a closer look inside. This procedure is used to confirm a diagnosis and treat the pathology.

When you suffer from a sports injury or a medical condition that causes pain in your joints, doctors use arthroscopy to look inside your joint to inspect the knee, confirm a diagnosis and possibly perform procedures, which may be required.

 

How knee arthroscopy is performed

 

The steps to arthroscopy are quite simple to understand, and the procedure leaves patients with less pain, little scaring and shorter recovery time. First, a tiny opening is made in your skin around the joint area. A second opening is made inside your joint so that a microscopic camera, known as an arthroscope, can fit inside. This camera is then manoeuvred around your joint so that Dr Street can see exactly what the damage to your joint is.

 

Highly specialised tools that fit inside these small incisions allow Dr Street to fix the problem inside of your joint without performing major open surgery.

 

Which conditions can be treated with arthroscopy?

Meniscus tears

Cruciate ligament ruptures

Cartilage damage

Joint biopsy

Reposition the kneecap

Cyst removal

Osteochondral fracture repair

Treat swollen lining in the joint