Knee Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure in which an arthroscope is inserted into the knee joint to assess and repair damage to the knee.

Arthroscopy is useful in evaluating and treating the following conditions:

  • Torn floating cartilage (meniscus): The cartilage is trimmed to a stable rim or occasionally repaired
  • Torn surface (articular) cartilage
  • Removal of loose bodies (cartilage or bone that has broken off) and cysts.
  • Reconstruction of the Anterior Cruciate ligament
  • Patello-femoral (knee-cap) disorders
  • Washout of infected knees
  • General diagnostic purposes

The benefits of Knee Arthroscopy compared to alternative, surgery include:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Minimal soft tissue trauma – Less pain
  • Faster healing time
  • Lower infection rate
  • Earlier mobilisation post surgery