Arthroscopy of the Knee Joint
Arthroscopy also called arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which an arthroscope (camera) is inserted into a joint. The trained surgeons can then remove or repair damaged issues through very small incisions.
Arthroscopy is a term that comes from two Greek words, arthro-, meaning joint, and -skopein, meaning to examine.
The benefits of having arthroscopic surgery is due to the much smaller incisions that promote faster healing, a more rapid recovery, and less scarring.
Arthroscopic surgical procedures are often performed on an outpatient basis and the patient is able to return home on the same day.
The orthopedic physicians at Austin Sports Medicine are highly trained in arthroscopic procedures and treat knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, and wrist injuries utilizing this technique.