Knee Arthroscopy

Banff Sport Medicine


During a Knee Arthroscopy the surgeon uses a very small camera to look inside the joint. The camera is inserted through a small incision and allows the surgeon to see all of the knee structures. As the surgeon moves the arthroscope around, magnified views are shown on a TV screen. The surgeon can then perform any necessary procedures inside the knee such as trimming or repairing a torn meniscus, performing a lateral release, micro-fracturing damaged bony (articular) cartilage, and cleaning up the joint spaces by removing floating particles of bone or cartilage.