Knee Arthroscopy for Arthritis

Arthroscopic surgery cannot cure arthritis, but it can improve function and help to relieve some pain associated with arthritis. In this procedure, small incisions are made to insert the tiny camera and special instruments the surgeon uses to perform the surgery. The type of procedure done depends on the patient's need. Common procedures are cleansing the joint, removing loose bodies, smoothing joint surfaces, and removal of inflamed tissue. After the outpatient surgery, the joint should not be used for several days and support may be needed, such as crutches. Arthroscopy can ease joint pain temporarily, but does not slow the progress of the disease so surgery for arthritis should be thoroughly discussed with a doctor.

An arthroscopy is a common procedure performed by our surgeons at Triangle Orthopaedics. With this minimally invasive technique and our physical therapy specialists, patients can recover quickly and safely. Please contact us at any of our locations here in North Carolina for more information.

Knee Arthroscopy for Dislocating Kneecaps

The patella is the bone that covers the knee (kneecap) and can become unstable or dislocated, usually toward the outer side of the leg, when the kneecap moves from its position on the thigh bone. Dislocation may be the result of injury. Reduction, bracing, and physical therapy are used first to treat dislocation, but in severe cases, arthroscopic surgery may be appropriate. In this procedure, small incisions are made to insert the camera and surgical instruments so the surgeon can examine the knee joint and treat the damage done to the kneecap and repair tissues.

An arthroscopy is a common procedure performed by our surgeons at Triangle Orthopaedics. With this minimally invasive technique and our physical therapy specialists, patients can recover quickly and safely. Please contact us at any of our locations here in North Carolina for more information.

Knee Arthroscopy for Meniscal (Cartilage) Tears

The meniscus is the tough cartilage between the thighbone and shinbone that cushion the joint and provide stability. This type of knee injury is common among athletes as players may twist the knee, causing a tear. With a meniscal tear, pain and stiffness develop in the knee and there is limited flexibility. A knee arthroscopy is the most common procedure done for a meniscal tear. A tiny camera is inserted through a small incision that gives the surgeon a clear view of the anatomy of the knee. Other small incisions are made for the surgeon to insert instruments to remove or repair the damaged tissue. After surgery, the patient will be given exercises to strengthen the knee and restore mobility.

An arthroscopy is a common procedure performed by our surgeons at Triangle Orthopaedics. With this minimally invasive technique and our physical therapy specialists, patients can recover quickly and safely. Please contact us at any of our locations here in North Carolina for more information.

Knee Arthroscopy for Loose Bodies

Loose bodies are floating bone, cartilage, or a foreign object within the synovial fluid of the knee joint. This could be the result of osteoarthritis, torn cartilage, or an accident that caused injury. The loose body can cause locking of the knee, pain in the joint and swelling. A knee arthroscopy is done by making small incisions, one for the tiny camera and the others for instruments to be inserted in order for the surgeon to locate the loose bodies and remove them. The patient will be given instructions for proper care at home and exercises to perform in order to restore strength in the knee.

An arthroscopy is a common procedure performed by our surgeons at Triangle Orthopaedics. With this minimally invasive technique and our physical therapy specialists, patients can recover quickly and safely. Please contact us at any of our locations here in North Carolina for more information.

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