Recent advances have made arthroscopy an effective tool for correcting many knee problems.
More than 4 million knee arthroscopies are performed worldwide each year. Knee arthroscopy requires only small incisions and is most commonly used for:
- Removing or repairing torn meniscal cartilage
- Reconstructing a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
- Trimming torn pieces of articular cartilage
- Removing loose fragments of bone or cartilage
- Removing inflamed synovial tissue
Recovery from knee arthroscopy is much faster than recovery from traditional open knee surgery. Unless you’ve had a ligament reconstruction, you should be able to return to most physical activities after six to eight weeks, maybe even sooner.
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