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Knee Arthroscopy

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Knee arthroscopy is a procedure in which a small camera is inserted in to the knee joint and specialized tools are used to improve and correct various conditions. Arthroscopy stems from Greek words arthro- “joint” and –scopy “to look” literally meaning to look within a joint. Arthroscopy is a popular form of treatment because it lends itself to faster recovery times and smaller incisions.

pain in the knee. Chiropractor doing massage in sick knee in red

You may need this procedure to correct ACL tears, Meniscal tears, or Cartilage defects.

  • Meniscal Tears

The knee joint has a medial (inside) and lateral (outside) meniscus. These act as a “shock absorber” between the femur and tibia. Commonly, but not always, these can be torn by a sudden twisting of the knee. The majority of meniscal tears cannot heal if left alone, therefore, most require arthroscopic surgery to remove the diseased portion.

meniscus injury

  • ACL Tears

The ACL, or Anterior Cruciate Ligament, is a commonly torn ligament in the knee. It aids in stability of the knee, especially with pivot-shifting activities. An ACL tear can come from a sudden blow to the knee, but in many cases can be caused without any contact.


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