Arthroscopy is a special surgical technique that uses small incisions and a camera to look inside joints. Images from the camera are viewable on a computer monitor. Arthroscopy can be used to diagnose and evaluate problems with a joint and to perform procedures to repair or replace a joint.
Arthroscopic knee surgery can be used for lots of conditions, but some of the most common include:
repair or removal of damaged cartilage
repair or a torn ligament
removal of bone or cartilage fragments
removal of inflamed tissue
knee replacement surgery
The specific steps depend on the type of procedure you're having performed, but generally speaking, arthroscopic knee surgery begins with a few small incisions around your knee joint to enable the arthroscope and specially-designed surgical instruments to access the knee. A sterile solution will be injected into the joint to remove debris and help gently expand the area for better viewing by the camera. Dr. Gross will be able to diagnose and assess your joint and perform necessary repairs through the small incisions. The length of time it takes to complete a procedure varies, but many procedures can be performed in about an hour to 90 minutes. In most cases, you'll be able to return home the same day.
Arthroscopic knee surgery is usually performed when noninvasive approaches like use of oral pain medications, joint injections, physical therapy and losing weight don't provide relief from symptoms, and when symptoms interfere with activities of everyday living. The arthroscopic approach isn't for everyone; some conditions are better treated with traditional open techniques. Dr. Gross can determine if arthroscopic knee surgery would be right for you.
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