“ My knee was badly hurt after a match and X-rays showed that I needed to have surgery right away, rehab and physio in order to keep playing. There wasn't much I could do, so surgery was definitely going to happen! Dr. Chao took care of my knee and performed and arthroscopic surgery- I was back on the field in a short period of time and my knee feels normal.”
Todd Clever, Knee Arthroscopy
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows doctors to examine tissues inside the knee. It is often performed to confirm a diagnosis made after a physical examination and other imaging tests such as MRI, CT or X-rays.
For some patients, it is then possible to treat the problem using a few additional instruments inserted through small incisions around the joint, including those with meniscal tears, mild arthritis, loose bone or cartilage, ACL and PCL tears, synovitis (swelling of the joint lining) and patellar (knee cap) misalignment.
Because it is minimally invasive, arthroscopy offers many benefits to the patient over traditional surgery. These include:
Arthroscopy is not appropriate for every patient. Your doctor will discuss the options that are best for you.