Arthroscopy for Diagnosing and Treating Knee Injuries in Freehold, NJ
Knee arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique that is skillfully performed by the board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons at New Jersey Joints in Freehold, NJ. These procedures, which allow a surgeon to view and access the interior of a joint through tiny incisions, offer several advantages over traditional, open surgery. Some potential benefits include a lower risk of complications, a faster recovery, and minimal scarring.
Knee arthroscopy involves the use of a device called an arthroscope. This thin, pen-shaped instrument has a tiny video camera attached to the end. After a surgeon inserts an arthroscope through a small incision, the camera relays images to a nearby monitor. The surgeon can use the images to diagnose a joint condition and complete a procedure.
Performed on an outpatient basis at our state-of-the-art facility in Freehold, New Jersey, knee arthroscopy can have both diagnostic and therapeutic goals. For instance, we may recommend an arthroscopic procedure to:
- Identify the cause of chronic knee pain that does not respond to conservative treatment
- Repair a torn meniscus (cartilage inside the knee joint)
- Repair a damaged ligament
- Remove a loose object, such as a bone fragment or piece of cartilage
- Remove an inflamed knee joint lining (synovium)
- Address a simple fracture in or near the knee joint
After knee arthroscopy, it is important to exercise regularly to restore mobility and strengthen the muscles that support the knee joint. In fact, a customized physical therapy program can usually improve a patient’s final outcome. The in-house physical therapists at New Jersey Joints work closely with our surgeons to fully coordinate our patients’ care and develop highly individualized treatment plans to ensure the best possible results.
To learn more about knee arthroscopy, contact New Jersey Joints and schedule a consultation with a knee specialist at our state-of-the-art facility in Freehold, NJ.