Knee Arthroscopy (Scope)

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Knee Arthroscopy Scope

Knee Arthroscopy (Scope)

Knee arthroscopy, or “knee scoping,” is a minimally invasive medical procedure whereby a doctor views the knee joint by making a small incision through the skin and other soft tissues. This surgical technique is performed using an arthroscope, which is a tiny surgical instrument with a light and camera at the end that is inserted into the knee.

Knee arthroscopy is used on the knee joint to diagnose and treat knee conditions or injuries. Arthroscopy diagnoses several knee problems, such as a torn meniscus or a misaligned patella (kneecap). It can also repair the ligaments of the joint. 

Risks are limited, and the outlook is good for most patients. However, recovery time and prognosis will depend on the severity of the complexity and severity of the problem. Some of the conditions arthroscopic surgery can diagnose and treat include torn anterior or posterior cruciate ligaments, torn meniscus, misaligned patella, torn cartilage loose in the joint, fractures in the knee bones, and more.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Swelling
  • Pain in knee
  • Redness
  • Heat
  • Difficulty bending your knee
  • Bruising
  • Popping or clicking sounds
  • Problems weight bearing
  • Feeling of instability
  • Locking of your knee

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Columbia, Missouri 65201

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