What Are the Benefits to Arthroscopy of the Knee Joint?
- Posted on: Nov 15 2019
At Jock to Doc, we want our patients to have access to the most advanced solutions for the treatment of their body. With continued improvements in medicine, patients who require surgical treatment for the knee joint will be excited to learn about the advantages of arthroscopy.
What is arthroscopy?
Arthroscopy is described as the use of an arthroscope during a surgical procedure. The arthroscope is a fiber-optic telescope that has a camera attached. This camera can project on a TV monitor images of the inside of the knee joint, or other body being evaluated using an arthroscope. Through this arthroscope, the doctor can evaluate or treat a variety of conditions without requiring invasive surgery. This procedure is often done as a diagnostic tool for various joints of the body as well as a method of treatment. When patients are experiencing problems with the knee joint, they may be told about the benefits of arthroscopy procedures.
Advantages of arthroscopy
There are many benefits to undergoing arthroscopy procedures not only for the knee joint, but for other joints in the body. Arthroscopy:
- Involves smaller incisions, greatly reducing the appearance of scarring
- Ensures faster healing and recovery following procedures
- Allows the doctor to specifically address joint concerns and diagnose problems
- Provides a method of visualizing the inside joints using the camera and television monitor
What knee joint conditions can be diagnosed and/or treated with arthroscopy?
Dr. Mark Adickes may utilize arthroscopy for the evaluation and treatment of some of the following conditions in the knee:
- Torn or floating cartilage
- Removal of cysts
- Removal of loose bone or cartilage
- Reconstruction of the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament)
- Kneecap disorders
- Treatment of infected knees
- General diagnostic purposes
The arthroscope is used in many areas of orthopedic medicine and continues to be the most desirable way to diagnose or treat conditions of the joints, specifically in the knees.
Request a visit with Dr. Mark Adickes today!
If you live in Houston, TX and want to speak to an orthopedic surgeon regarding knee joint arthroscopy, contact Jock to Doc today by calling (713) 464-0077. The practice is conveniently located at 950 Campbell Road and is always accepting new patients.
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