Knee Arthroscopy


Arthroscopic knee surgery is one of the most common surgical treatments for the knee. It is usually required for a tear of the meniscus, or cartilage, which serves as a shock absorber for the knee. During surgery, three small incisions are made around the joint area and precision instruments are inserted. One of these serves as a high-definition camera, giving the surgeon a clear view of the injury via a video monitor. With this, the surgeon can perform the close, precise work of cutting away the torn portion of the meniscus. The surgeon may close the incisions with stitches or tape. Recovery from arthroscopy is faster than recovery from traditional open joint surgery.

The dedicated surgeons at Guilford Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center, along with our professional physical therapists, are highly trained in the surgical treatment and rehabilitation for knee arthroscopy.

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