The knee is a vital part of the human anatomy that helps join the thigh and lower leg. While the knee is one of the largest and strongest joints in the body, it can still be damaged or severely injured. One small problem with the knee can cause a lot of pain and make it very difficult to put weight on your leg when walking. If you are currently suffering from a problematic knee, then you could benefit from knee arthroscopy.
Knee arthroscopy is a medical procedure used to get a glimpse of the knee joints and treat a wide variety of problems with the knee. Our doctor will likely recommend knee arthroscopy if you are struggling with pain in your knee on a regular basis. The procedure is commonly used to diagnose and treat a torn meniscus, a torn ACL, knee bone fractures, a dislocated patella, cysts and joint swelling.
Knee arthroscopy procedures are performed in the comfort of our office. During the procedure, a special surgical tool called an arthroscope will be used so that our surgeon can see inside your knee joint. This will make it easy for our doctor to find and diagnose the problem with your knee. Small surgical tools may then be used to repair the issue that is causing your pain.
Since knee arthroscopy is not an invasive procedure, you will be able to go home shortly after the surgery is finished. We recommend that someone drives you home after the surgery. You will want to keep your leg elevated and regularly use ice packs while you are at home. Make sure to follow our team’s instructions regarding healing for an optimal outcome.
Whether you are dealing with a torn meniscus, inflamed articular tissue, a knee infection or kneecap complications, Dr. Mattalino and his team at Mattalino Orthopaedics can help you. A simple knee arthroscopy procedure could be used to get to the bottom of the situation and treat the issue at its source. Restoring your knee and improving your overall quality of life may be a whole lot simpler than you once thought thanks to this advanced surgical approach.