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Knee Arthroscopy

A minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical procedure, shoulder arthroscopy is performed using a pencil-sized instrument called an arthroscope to treat disease conditions and injuries involving the bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and muscles of the knee. The advantages of arthroscopy compared to open surgery with a large incision include minimal complications, less downtime, negligible blood loss, small incisions, shorter hospital stays, and faster recovery time.


Knee Arthroscopy is a common surgical procedure performed on the knee. It is a relatively safe procedure with complications being very rare. Most patients undergoing this procedure are discharged from the hospital on the same day of surgery, using local, spinal or general anesthesia. Knee arthroscopy is a safe procedure and complications are very rare. Recovery from knee arthroscopy is much faster than that from an open knee surgery.


The most common knee problems where knee arthroscopy may be recommended for diagnosis and treatment are:

  • Torn meniscus

  • Torn or damaged cruciate ligament

  • Torn pieces of articular cartilage

  • Inflamed synovial tissue

  • Misalignment of patella

  • Baker’s cyst: a fluid- filled cyst that develops at the back of the knee due to the accumulation of synovial fluid. It commonly occurs with knee conditions such as meniscal tear, knee arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Certain fractures of the knee bones

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