Different knee conditions?
Doctors use arthroscopy to help diagnose and treat a variety of knee joint conditions, most common are listed
ACL reconstruction is now a commonly performed arthroscopic procedure.
The meniscus is an important structure and can be repaired arthroscopically. If irreparable, the tear can be removed and the remnant stabilized.
PCL reconstruction can also be performed arthroscopically.
Articular cartilage damage (early arthritis)
If caught early, articular cartilage damage can be repaired and stabilised. Otherwise, unstable flaps can be removed and the underlying bone prepared to encourage new cartilage to form, a process known as ‘micro-fracture’.
Inflamed tissue around the knee can be removed (i.e., synovectomy).
Bone, cartilage or any other loose tissue can be removed to prevent ongoing damage to the knee.
KNEE ARTHROSCOPY ACLR
Its description, causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment (operative and non-operative)