What is Knee Arthroscopy
Knee Arthroscopy is a procedure which gives the surgeon an internal view of the knee joint and surrounding tissue by inserting a special camera known as an arthroscope. Under anaesthetic, small incisions are made to insert the arthroscope and any instruments required to perform the necessary surgery on the knee. A Knee Arthroscope is key-hole surgery, which usually aids in the procedure being less painful and the patient returning to everyday life much faster.
Why would I need a Knee Arthroscope?
A Knee Arthroscope may be performed to examine the knee closely and see why the patient is experiencing pain. An arthroscope may also be carried out to;
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