Duke Orthopaedics offers knee arthroscopy as a tool to diagnose and treat knee injuries and knee disorders.
Knee arthroscopy is typically used to repair torn or damaged meniscus cartilage, to remove loose fragments of bone and cartilage, and to reconstruct anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligaments (PCL).
Our surgeons have state-of-the-art tools and years of experience offering this minimally invasive surgical option.
In knee arthroscopy, a surgeon will insert a tiny scope attached to a camera throug small incisions in the knee. The high-resolution camera is connected to a television screen that displays images of the inside of the knee.
This close-up view of the inside of the knee joint allows the doctor to properly diagnose the cause of knee problems and knee pain.
The surgeon will make small incisions around the knee joint to insert surgical tools and repair or reconstruct the damaged cartilage or ligaments.
Because of the minimally invasive nature of the surgery, knee arthroscopy recovery time is often shorter than for traditional open knee surgeries. Read our home care instructions to learn about precautions you can take to aid your recovery.
Call 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853) to schedule an appointment with a Duke orthopaedist in the Triangle of North Carolina. We see patients from Durham, Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill, and beyond.
Physicians offering knee arthroscopy surgery include:
Knee arthroscopy surgery is available at: