What is it?
When a patient complains of pain of the knee - typically due to some kind of injury - an MRI scan is usually required. Depending on the findings, a procedure called arthroscopy may be needed. This is where an arthroscope (camera) is inserted into the joint to evaluate exactly what damage has been done and how it can be treated. This involves a full inspection of the inside of the knee joint. The treatment is done during the procedure depending on the pathology found.
This minimally invasive computer guided procedure involves only small incisions so healing is quicker with less scarring than traditional methods.
Conditions treated by knee arthroscopy :
- Meniscal tears
- ACL / PCL injury
- Chondral flap
- OCD lesion(Osteochondral lesions)
- Knee cap release (Lateral Release)