For those who struggle with chronic knee pain due to arthritis or an injury, resolving the pain can take a long time and require you to try many treatments. While conservative treatment methods are useful for many people, those with advanced arthritic or injury damage to the knee may need surgery. If conservative treatment methods fail to produce good long-term results, arthroscopic knee surgery may be the solution for you.
Arthroscopic knee surgery involves using an arthroscope and miniature surgery tools to perform repairs on a joint, such as the knee. The surgeon uses the arthroscope, attached to a monitor in the operating room, as a guide during the operation.
While knee surgery has been performed for many years, arthroscopic surgery offers many more benefits than traditional surgery. Here are some benefits of arthroscopic knee surgery to keep in mind.
Traditional surgery requires the entire knee to be opened up for the surgeon to visualize and access the necessary parts of the knee. As such, it requires large incisions and the trauma of a lot of healthy tissue in the knee. Arthroscopic knee surgery requires very tiny incisions, through which the arthroscope and surgery tools are inserted. Its minimally-invasive nature means there is less trauma to healthy tissue, less bleeding, reduced risk of infection, quick completion of the procedure, less stitches required, smaller and less noticeable scars, reduced pain, and a faster recovery. For this reason, patients who have arthroscopic knee surgery are able to recover and get back to living life pain-free much faster than those who opt for traditional knee surgery.
Treat a Wide Range of Knee Conditions and Injuries
Knee arthroscopy is a versatile option that serves as both a diagnostic tool and a treatment method. It can be used to diagnose and address many issues that cause knee pain. Examples include:
- Diagnosis of knee injuries from accidents or musculoskeletal diseases
- Repair or removal of a torn meniscus
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair
- Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction
- Patellar (kneecap) realignment
- Removal of damaged or diseased cartilage and other loose fragments
- Osteoarthritis damage treatment
- Knee cartilage repair
As such, you will be able to reap the benefits of a minimally-invasive procedure regardless of the type of knee issue you have.
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery in Naples, FL
At the Joint Replacement Institute, our experts routinely perform knee and other joint surgery using the latest technologies available in the surgical field. Our highly-skilled and experienced board-certified orthopedic surgeons provide comprehensive care for musculoskeletal issues, such as knee damage, using the best conservative treatments and surgical procedures available.
We take a compassionate and gentle approach to treating every patient. You will be educated and guided to select the best treatment solutions for yourself. Come in for a consultation and find out for yourself how we can help you get better and return to a pain-free life.
To request an appointment, call (239) 261-2663 or submit an appointment request. We look forward to serving you soon.