A knee arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgery that is performed to diagnose or address a problem with the knee joint. Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine’s Stephen Raterman, MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a remarkable level of experience performing life-changing joint surgeries, including arthroscopic procedures that can restore mobility and enhance quality of life with minimal post-operative pain.
During a knee arthroscopy, a thin, pencil-like tool called an arthroscope is inserted into the knee joint through a small incision. The arthroscope has a tiny camera on its end that projects to a large monitor, allowing the surgeon to get a detailed look at the knee’s interior components and guide other small surgical tools without making several large incisions.
A knee arthroscopy may be suggested to:
- Reconstruct a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
- Repair a torn meniscus
- Remove inflamed tissues, loose cartilage, or bone fragments
- Address kneecap problems
- Trim down damaged cartilage
Patients who undergo arthroscopic procedures often report very manageable post-operative pain and relatively brief recovery periods since these surgeries disturb only a small amount of healthy tissue.
If you would like to learn if your chronic pain can be improved through a knee arthroscopy, turn to Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine. Dr. Raterman will carefully listen to your concerns, evaluate your condition, and design a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs and goals. In the event that you are a candidate for arthroscopy or another orthopedic procedure, Dr. Raterman will thoroughly explain your options and help you make an informed, confident decision about your joint health.
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