Our knees are two of the most important joints in our bodies. When one, or both, are injured, it can be debilitating. This is why knee surgery of any kind is vitally important in terms of successful remediation of the initial concern and minimal side effects.
All-Pro Orthopedics is able to achieve both through our highly skilled and knowledgeable staff and our advanced technology.
By using the latest in medical advancements, our Orthopedic surgeons are able to turn the most complex operations like torn knee ligament repair, knee cartilage reconstruction or torn meniscus surgery, into standard procedures.
How? Through the use of a tiny fiber optic camera, our team is able to perform the most precise surgeries with ease, by having a full inside view of the knee.
What is Knee Arthroscopy?
Developed in the early 1900s by Japanese surgeon Masaki Watanabe, knee arthroscopy’s origin is based in knee joint diagnostics. As far back as 1919, when it is said the first arthroscopic examination of the knee joint was performed, doctors were able to obtain high resolution images of the interior knee. Advancements in technology have led to smaller equipment and higher resolution imaging to make knee arthroscopy the best possible diagnostic procedure.
Knee Arthroscopy is the insertion of a small fiber optic camera into the knee joint in order to diagnose and treat pain, inflammation or knee trauma. A small 1/8th of an inch incision is all that is required for the camera to get a detailed look at the joint. Multiple insertions may be required for larger surgeries. A special liquid is used to help accentuate the different facets of the knee joint or potential loose bone fragments.
Diagnostic & Treatment
Having eyes on the inside has its obvious diagnostic benefits, however having a better understanding of the treatment area allows surgeons to more confidently perform even the most fragile and high stakes procedures. By utilizing arthroscopy, our team is able to diagnose and treat any serious conditions of the knee. Our sports medicine specialists will use arthroscopy before, during and after certain procedures to ensure the best possible treatment to tears in ligaments, cartilage, or strains and sprains.
Our patients experience instant relief the moment they realize how informed and capable our surgeons are through the use of this miraculous medical advancement. Knee injuries can be terrifying. For athletes, they can be career enders and for everyone else, it can seriously hinder your favorite or even day-to-day activities. This is why it is so important to choose the right facility to treat your knee injury.
Which Injuries Can Arthroscopy Help With?
While arthroscopy is an extremely useful method of treatment and diagnostics for knee ailments, it still requires a level of invasion that lends itself to more serious knee injuries. These knee injuries that arthroscopy helps with include:
- Loose bone fragments
- Fractured knee caps
- Ligament tears
- Tears in the meniscus (cartilage)
- Ligament reconstruction
If you are suffering from any of these injuries, contact All-Pro orthopedics for the best treatment available in South Florida.