Arthroscopy Meniscal Surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that allows the examination of tissues inside the knee. It is often performed to confirm a diagnosis made after a physical examination and other imaging tests such as MRI, CT scan or X-rays. During an arthroscopic procedure, a thin fiber optic light, magnifying lens and tiny television camera are inserted into the knee, allowing Dr. Sigman to examine the joint in great detail.
Sports injuries are often repairable with arthroscopy. Knee injuries that are frequently treated using arthroscopic techniques include meniscal tears, mild arthritis, loose bone or cartilage, ACL and PCL tears, synovitis (swelling of the joint lining) and patellar (knee cap) misalignment.
With this type of surgery, Dr. Scott Sigman is able to preserve as much of your issues as possible and offers many benefits over traditional surgery including:
- No cutting of muscles or tendons
- Less bleeding during surgery
- Less scarring
- Smaller incisions
- Faster recovery and return to regular activities
- Faster and more comfortable rehabilitation