Knee Arthroscopic Surgery
Knee arthroscopy is routinely used to diagnose and repair problems within the knee joint. This is a type of surgical procedure that uses small incisions and instruments, also known as a “key hole” surgery. There are many knee procedures that can be accomplished using arthroscopic techniques, reducing scarring and shortening recovery times. At Jonathan L. Glashow, MD, we offer a wide variety of types of knee arthroscopic surgery at our facility in Miami, FL.
An arthroscope is a small tube that can be inserted into the knee joint through a tiny incision. A small camera is within the tube, sending video of the inside of the joint to a monitor. Most knee arthroscopy procedures use two or three small incisions around the knee to insert the arthroscope and small surgical instruments to perform the procedure. The orthopedic surgeon can see detailed images of the inside of the knee live on the monitor as he performs the needed repairs.
Types of Knee Arthroscopy Procedures
There are many knee injuries and conditions that may require surgery. Whenever possible, our orthopedic surgeons utilize arthroscopic surgery over open surgery to reduce risks and speed recovery for our patients. Some of the types of knee conditions we can repair with arthroscopic surgery include:
- ACL tears
- Loose bodies
- Patella (kneecap) injuries
- Meniscus or cartilage tears
- Knee osteoarthritis
When smaller incisions are used, there is a smaller risk of infection, and less tissue is damaged during the procedure. Many knee procedures can be performed with arthroscopic methods for a better result for the patient. Dr. Glashow and our experienced orthopedic team are happy to offer less invasive knee surgery procedures at our state-of-the-art facility in Miami, FL.
If you live in the Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach or Miami, FL, area and need knee surgery, come see our team at Jonathan L. Glashow, MD orthopedic surgery and sports injury center. We perform advanced knee arthroscopic surgery for professional athletes and patients from all walks of life. Contact our clinic to schedule your knee consultation with our award-winning orthopedic surgeon.