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Benefits of Knee Arthroscopy

Benefits of Knee Arthroscopy
Benefits of Knee Arthroscopy

Benefits of Knee Arthroscopy

Knee pain or injury is one of the most common reasons to see an orthopedic doctor. One of the largest weight-bearing joints, your knee is supported by an intricate network of ligaments and tendons as well as shock-absorbing cartilage. Because of the knee’s complexity and functioning, pain and injuries are a common occurrence.

Knee arthroscopy is frequently used in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of knee conditions. This minimally invasive procedure is performed by making 2-3 small incisions around the knee. Arthroscopic instruments, including a tiny camera, are inserted through these incisions allowing us to view the inside of the joint on a monitor. Using these real-time images, we can accurately diagnose and treat the underlying condition.

Knee arthroscopy can be used to repair torn structures, smooth jagged edges of bone, and remove loose bodies from within the knee joint. The procedure has a very high success rate with the risk of complications being less than 1%. In addition to its high success rate, there are further benefits of this procedure compared to traditional open knee surgery. These include:

  • Quicker Recovery time.
  • Shorter hospital stay – typically performed in an outpatient setting.
  • Minimally invasive with small incisions.
  • Less pain and swelling.
  • Diagnosis and treatment in one procedure.

With all that your knee endures, it is no surprise that it is vulnerable to pain and injury. Knee arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure with a high success rate and many benefits for the patient. Restoring knee mobility and functionality is a reality with knee arthroscopy.

Milan M. DiGiulio, M.D. offers comprehensive orthopedic care for you and your entire family, specializing in Sports Medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee. Dr. DiGiulio performs over 150 arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgeries each year, using the most advanced surgical technology. Dr. DiGiulio is an advocate of non-invasive, non-surgical treatment options such as Physical Therapy and Orthobiologics.

Useful Links

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Sportsmed
  • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists