Knee Surgery in Crown Point, IN
What is Arthroscopic Knee Surgery?
Orthopaedic surgery has come a long way in recent decades – especially when it comes to knee surgery. Thanks to modern technology, orthopaedic surgeons can examine, diagnose, and treat a damaged knee without having to make a large incision in the patient’s skin and other soft tissue.
This minimally invasive technique is known as knee arthroscopy, a procedure in which a surgeon inserts a small camera – called an arthroscope – into the affected knee. The arthroscope then displays pictures on a video monitor that your surgeon uses to guide miniature surgical instruments and repair the injury or damage.
Since arthroscopic knee surgery uses very small incisions, it results in less pain and less joint stiffness than with open surgery. It also typically shortens recovery time.
At Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants, our board-certified doctors will only recommend arthroscopic knee surgery if you have a painful condition that doesn’t respond to nonsurgical treatment such as rest, physical therapy, medication, or anti-inflammatory injections.
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Procedures
Arthroscopic knee surgery can help relieve the painful symptoms associated with problems that damage the cartilage surfaces and other soft tissues that surround the joint. Typical arthroscopic procedures for the knee include:
- The removal or repair of a torn meniscus
- The reconstruction of a torn anterior cruciate ligament
- The removal of inflamed tissue or loose bone or cartilage fragments
- The treatment of kneecap problems
- The trimming of damaged cartilage
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Knee Surgeons in Northwest Indiana
For arthroscopic knee surgery in the Crown Point and Merrillville area, contact Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants at (219) 662-2279 or use our convenient online Request an Appointment form to arrange a private consultation.