Arthroscopy involves the surgical placement of miniature tubes with video cameras into the joint to visualize and treat various orthopaedic problems. Along with the shoulder (see arthroscopic subacromial decompression), arthroscopic surgery of the knee has become the most commonly performed orthopaedic surgical procedure. Arthroscopic techniques have revolutionized operative management of knee pathology. “Open surgery” of the knee has been replaced by minimally invasive, out-patient based surgery, resulting in less post-operative pain and a rapid return of function. In the past, knee surgery was an in-patient procedure characterized by a surgical scar, hospitalization, and a lengthy recovery. Arthroscopic procedures have been successfully employed to treat a wide spectrum of knee pathology such as:

  • Chondromalacia Patella
  • Patellar Misalignment
  • Torn Cruciate Ligament
  • Septic Arthritis
  • Knee Adhesions
  • Torn Meniscus