Knee Arthroscopy (Surgery and Procedure)
Knee arthroscopy is a surgical technique that can diagnose and treat problems in the knee joint. During the procedure, a very small incision will be made and a tiny camera — called an arthroscope —will be inserted into your knee. This allow viewing the inside of the joint on a screen. The surgeon can then investigate a problem with the knee and, if necessary, correct the issue using small instruments within the arthroscope.
Arthroscopy diagnoses several knee problems, such as a torn meniscus or a misaligned patella (kneecap). It can also repair the ligaments of the joint. There are limited risks to the procedure and the outlook is good for most patients. Recovery time and prognosis will depend on the severity of the knee problem and the complexity of the required procedure.