Your knees are extremely important joints that impact your everyday life and activity. Pain can reduce your ability to enjoy the activities that you love. Arthroscopic knee surgery at Franciscan Health can help you stay in motion.
Franciscan Health knee specialists use knee arthroscopy, or knee scope, to treat injuries including:
Arthroscopy is a minimally-invasive procedure. Your surgeon will insert an arthroscope, a small tube with a video camera, through a small incision to check the condition of the joint. Small instruments inserted through a second small incision will be used to repair or remove the injured tissue that is causing the pain in your knee.
A knee scope is an outpatient procedure that doesn't require a hospital stay. Although minimally invasive surgery allows a quicker recovery, it may be six to eight weeks before you can resume most physical activities. Your doctor will tell you when you can safely return to work. Depending on your condition, you may have physical therapy or occupational therapy as part of your recovery.