Arthroscopy Meniscal Surgery

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

EXPAREL®

Dr. Scott Sigman uses EXPAREL to reduce opioid reliance and consumption.  EXPAREL can provide a non-opioid pain control in the first few days after surgery when patient’s postsurgical pain is the highest.  When using EXPAREL, there is no need for catheters, pumps, or other delivery devices.

Dr. Scott Sigman is a consultant for Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and has partnered with them on an initiative to use opioid alternatives in the surgical setting.