Knee Surgeon Oklahoma City OK

Knee Arthroscopy

What is Knee Arthroscopy?

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.

The Surgery

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 damage tissue with small surgical tools that are inserted through other incisions in the knee.

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Common Uses

  • 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