What is Knee Arthroscopy?
Knee arthroscopy is a key hole surgery in which the surgeon insert a camera system inside the knee joint through a 1cm size incision similar to a key hole to visualise the joint structures, any joint pathology and perform surgical interventions at the same time.
Who Needs to Undergo Knee Arthroscopy ?
Young Individuals (Sports Injury):
Acl tear, pcl tear , meniscus tear, lcl tear, mcl tear , patella dislocation with mpfl tear , cartilage defect .
Old Individuals (Degenrative Joint Disease/Arthritis ):
Complex meniscus tear, cartilage defect , loose bodies , synovial proliferation/inflammation- seen in arthritis.
Advantages of Knee Arthroscopy Vs Open Surgery
- Smaller surgical incision
- Minimal or no bleeding
- Less surgical time
- Less post surgery pain
- Less rate of surgical site infection after surgery
- Reduced hospital stay
- Faster rehabilitation
- Faster return to work / sports / activities of daily living