What Is Knee Arthroscopy?

Knee Being Cared For By Doctor

The Dearborn & Associates Institute for Joint Restoration in Menlo Park, CA, provides innovative solutions for patients struggling with knee joint concerns. One such treatment is Knee Arthroscopy. Our knees are essential to our freedom of movement and bear a significant part of the stress that occurs from movement. Anything that limits our natural, healthy movement throughout the day can drastically impact our quality of life and ability to remain fit. Knee arthroscopy is an important part of the diagnostic procedure.

What Is Knee Arthroscopy, And How Does It Help Diagnosis?

This minimally invasive approach provides critical information that aids in diagnosing and treating existing knee issues. It’s accomplished using a specialized instrument called an arthroscope. This device includes a small camera that makes it possible to provide clear imagines of the structures within the knee joint. The images are projected onto a video monitor, enabling our team to diagnose and treat your concern accurately without damaging healthy tissue.

The knee arthroscopy procedure is fairly straightforward and starts with a few incisions being made in the knee. These incisions pass the camera and other specialized tools to the treatment area. These tools let the surgeon carefully examine the intricate structures of the knee in real time. This perspective of the knee joint aids diagnosis immensely and allow treatment of the knee to occur without more invasive approaches.

Knee arthroscopy is a popular approach to diagnosis and treatment due to its many benefits, including:

  • Minimally Invasive: It only requires a few small incisions, meaning there is less trauma to the structures and tissues of the knee. This limits post-operative pain and complications while also reducing recovery time.
  • Speedy Recovery: Recovery from knee arthroscopy is significantly faster than from traditional open surgery. This means your stay in the hospital after the surgery is shorter and potentially nonexistent. Further, you can return to your favorite activities more quickly.
  • Precise Diagnosis And Treatment: The high-resolution camera employed in knee arthroscopy provides image magnification, making your diagnosis results more accurate than ever.

These benefits make it possible to develop a more precise treatment plan without the need for open surgery or lengthy hospital stays for recovery. It can even prevent, or push off, the need for a full knee replacement by addressing the underlying condition before it worsens. This less drastic intervention approach provides meaningful solutions while improving mobility and alleviating pain.

Learn More About Knee Arthroscopy With Us

The most important part of your knee arthroscopy procedure is your recovery period. You will be provided with a set of instructions dictating what activities are safe while you heal. Further, you will be directed to begin a physical therapy rehabilitation program to help restore the mobility and strength of your knee. To learn more about this procedure, contact Dearborn & Associates Joint Restoration by calling (510) 818-7200 or visiting our Menlo Park, CA offices. With knee arthroscopy, you can find quick relief to your pain while regaining mobility and improving your overall quality of life. Don’t wait to start your healing process; call us today!


Dr. John Dearborn - Dearborn & Associates

Dr. John Dearborn is a top-performing orthopedic surgeon in the Bay Area and Northern California. Dearborn & Associates Institute for Joint Restoration’s narrow focus and high volume, yields a wealth of clinical experience in the field. Dr. Dearborn and his team have performed over 16,000 successful joint replacement procedures in the last 20+ years.