Knee arthroscopy is a surgical method that allows physicians to observe the knee joint without any large incision. It is used to diagnose various knee conditions.
A small cut is made from where a tiny camera (known as arthroscope) is inserted into the knee joint, It shows the pictures on a monitor, which helps the surgeon to perform miniature surgeries.
The pain, joint stiffness and recovery time are relatively less in this procedure.
When do you require Knee Arthroscopy?
You will need knee arthroscopy if you have a painful knee condition, which does not respond to non-surgical treatments. It helps relieve painful symptoms that might affect the cartilage surfaces and soft tissues surrounding the knee joints.
Arthroscopic surgeries can diagnose and treat knee conditions such as:
- Torn anterior or posterior cruciate ligaments
- Damaged articular cartilage or meniscus
- Inflamed synovium
- Knee cap problem
- Knee sepsis (infection)
- Loose fragments or cartilage or bone