Also known as a "knee scope," this surgery is one of the most common procedures performed by orthopedic surgeons. There are many different reasons for knee arthroscopy surgery to be performed including anything from fixing a torn meniscus to using the procedure as a diagnostic aid.

The procedure itself can be performed under general anesthesia, local anesthesia, or spinal anesthesia. There are usually 3 tiny incisions made around the knee joint typically about 1/8 inch long. A tiny camera is inserted and there is direct visualization of all the knee components, such as the cartilage around the femur, tibia, knee cap, and the meniscus. The knee joint is washed out and the incisions are closed with stitches.

This is an outpatient procedure, meaning you will go home the same day. Crutches may need to be used for a few days but overall, patients are up and walking the same day.

Do you have knee pain due to an injury or arthritis? There are numerous options available for treatment. Call today and make an appointment with Dr. Spott to discuss your options for knee pain!