Knee Arthroscopy (Key Hole Surgery)
Arthroscopy is keyhole surgery used to diagnose and treat problems within the knee joint.
Arthroscopy instruments are small, so small cuts in the skin are needed. This has the advantage of faster healing time and lower risk of infection.
The procedure is used to treat tears of the cartilage, (meniscus), removing fragments of loose bone or cartilage, drilling of bone to promote healing of cartilage and treatment of cruciate ligament injuries.
Both the cartilage on the inner and outer aspect of the knee can be torn or frayed and both can be suitable for knee arthroscopy.