Knee arthroscopy is surgery that is done to check for problems, using a tiny camera to see inside knee. Other medical instruments may also be inserted to repair knee.
You may have knee arthroscopy to investigate problems such as inflammation or injury, or to repair damaged tissue and cartilage. It’s also used to take small tissue samples (biopsies), which can help to diagnose problems such as infection.
Knee arthroscopy is performed through small cuts in skin, using a special telescope (arthroscope) attached to a video camera. Compared with open surgery, arthroscopy has a faster recovery time.
Not everyone who has a knee problem needs to have an arthroscopy. doctor may diagnose knee problem with using physical examination, an X-ray or an MRI scan. An MRI scan uses magnets and radiowaves to produce images of the inside of body. Some problems can be treated using physiotherapy and medicines.