Knee arthroscopy is a surgical procedure used to diagnose and treat problems in the knee joint. It is a minimally invasive procedure that involves making small incisions in the knee and inserting a tiny camera, called an arthroscope, into the joint. The camera sends images of the inside of the knee to a monitor, allowing the surgeon to see and diagnose any problems.

During knee arthroscopy, the surgeon can repair or remove damaged tissue, such as torn cartilage or ligaments, and remove any loose debris that may be causing pain or discomfort. The surgery usually takes about an hour and is performed under general or local anesthesia.

After the procedure, the patient is typically able to go home on the same day and can start physical therapy to help regain strength and mobility in the knee. Recovery time varies depending on the extent of the surgery and the individual’s overall health, but most patients can return to normal activities within a few weeks.

Knee arthroscopy is generally considered a safe procedure with low risks of complications, such as infection, bleeding, or nerve damage. However, as with any surgery, there are always risks involved, and it is important to discuss the potential benefits and risks with your doctor.

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